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Covid-19 Update – Coronavirus, domestic abuse and legal action

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

Who decides who decides? Withdrawal of care proceedings

Where a local authority determines that the medical evidence falls short of proving that an injury to a child was deliberately inflicted, in what circumstances should it be allowed to withdraw its application? This was the question for the Court of Appeal in the recent case of GC v A Local Authority (A Child) (Withdrawal of care proceedings) [2020] EWCA Civ 848, an appeal from a first instance decision of HHJ Watson sitting at Coventry.

Covid-19 update on remote hearings

The difficulties with court listings and the inability to hold hearings in a normal fashion has now been underway for 6 months. The recent guidance set out in ‘The Road Ahead’ shows there is no likelihood of that changing in the near future. This means there has had to be a reconsideration of what delays are acceptable and what reasons are sufficient to delay final decisions being made for children.

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Ted Baker GC finds new role at clothing retailer

Ted Baker’s former general counsel Tom Hussey has landed in a new role at Palace Skateboards. Hussey first moved in-house to Ted Baker in 2014 after seven years as an associate at Jones Day. He spent nearly five years at the British clothing and accessories brand, two of which were spent as general counsel. He left […]

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O’Melveny’s City office given mandate to build after tumultuous year

O’Melveny & Myers is laying out plans to rebuild its stripped-down London office following a string of partner defections that saw its lawyer numbers dip in the run-up to the failed merger with Allen & Overy (A&O). London-based partner Jan Birtwell is understood to have been tasked by US management with filling the partner roles […]

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