• Family law newsletter out now - March 2021

        Welcome to the 3PB family newsletter In our fourth family group newsletter, we bring you a round up of our brunch talks and topical articles, news, and details of our forthcoming events. We hope you enjoy reading this and please do contact us if we can help with further information or enquiries. Details of upcoming events here Lucy Hendry QC enjoys her first days as newly-appointed Silk  Family barrister Lucy Hendry QC started her first day as Queen's Counsel...

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      Two important points to consider in international child abduction cases following Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney's success in the CoA

      Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney successfully represented the Appellant mother in Re G (Abduction: Consent/Discretion) [2021] EWCA Civ 139. The case highlights two important points for practitioners to consider in international child abduction cases: The exercise of judicial discretion under Article 13 of the Hague Convention; The inherent inequality of arms caused by the difference in the availability of legal aid to the parties. In Re G, the parents (‘M’ and ‘F’) and their 2...

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      Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney successful in CoA case considering the competence of the child in Children Act proceedings

      Dorian Day and Sarah Tierney acted for the father in the reported case of Re Z (Interim Care Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 1755 on an appeal against an interim care order where HHJ George had authorised the removal of a 15 year old boy with autism from his father’s care. The appeal was successful on the difficult ground of procedural irregularity. Baker LJ, delivering  the leading judgment, made important observations regarding the need for the...

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      3PB supports children in care with Birmingham Children’s Trust

      Barristers and staff at the national chambers, 3PB Barristers, in Birmingham have joined together this festive season to grant Christmas Wishes for children in care with Birmingham Children’s Trust. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for a lot of children and young people in the UK's second city, so the Christmas Wishes initiative was set up earlier this year to bring some festive magic to children and young people in the care of...

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