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Supervision Orders: Recommendations to Achieve Best Practice by the Public Law Working Group

The Public Law Working Group’s supervision order sub-group was established to consider how supervision orders could be made more robust and effective. Their final report was published in April 2023. A variety of professionals with considerable experience in child protection and family…

Tim Parker KC speaks at Matrimonial Finance Law & Practice Conference

Tim Parker KC spoke at this year’s Matrimonial Finance Law & Practice conference in Manchester on Wednesday, 26th April 2023.

Tim gave a talk on what is realistic and achievable in schedule 1 applications? – ‘Are they only appropriate for asset/income-rich cases,…

Court of Appeal provides guidance on relevant principles and approach to directions for mobile phone extraction in family proceedings

All things being as they should be, mobile phone evidence will find its way into proceedings in the family court via the police, who will have seized and extracted mobile phone data as part of their criminal investigation. However, there are cases…

C, D and E (Care Proceedings: Adequacy of Reasons)[2023] EWCA Civ 334

Tim Parker KC was instructed for the appeal by the respondent local authority which considered the circumstances where a request for clarification can be made following judgment.Facts

These were care proceedings concerning five siblings. The proceedings in respect of the elder 2…

Thomas Jones acts for the Secretary of State in Re G


In Re G (Disclosure of Fact-Finding to the Secretary of State for the Home Department) [2023] EWHC 450 (Fam), Knowles J sets out guidance for the disclosure of material within confidential family proceedings to the Secretary of State for the Home…

Re C (‘Parental Alienation’; Instruction of Expert) [2023]: Red Light Spells Danger – but not a definitive embargo on instructing unregistered and unchartered psychologists

In determining the applicant mother’s appeal against an order made by HH Judge Davies refusing her permission to reopen findings of fact, the President gave guidance relating to the instruction of experts in family proceedings where there is an allegation of parental…

Deka Chambers publishes pupillage application form and guidance

Deka Chambers will be inviting applications from candidates for pupillage in line with the Bar Council timetable. Applications will be accepted from 4 January to 8 February 2023.

We are advertising for up to three vacancies: one to commence in October 2023;…

Deka Briefing: Workplace Liabilities

Deka Chambers is a pre-eminent common law Set.  We are proud of the range of market leading expertise we offer across our different practice areas. At the heart of our ethos is celebrating those things that connect us as well as championing…

A & Anor v B & Anor [2022] EWHC 2962 (Fam) (23 November 2022) 

Edward Lamb, instructed by Amy Rowe of Dawson Cornwell acted for the adopters in this case involving a Hague Convention adoption from an Asian country into the UK. Judd J identifies that these cases are complex and require specialist legal advice on…

Tim Parker KC to speak at Private Children Law Conference

Tim Parker KC is speaking at this year’s Private Children Law & Practice conference in London on Wednesday, 30th November.

Tim will be giving a talk on Alienation: ‘How do you prove parental alienation, and what evidence would satisfy the Court that…

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