Law reports

  • Files and hands
    Law Report

    26 February 2018

    27 February 2018

    This week’s starred Law Reports - including two landmark human rights decisions in the Supreme Court.

  • Teenagers
    Law Report


    15 February 2018

    Proceedings related to seven children for whom a final care order had been made in respect of each in favour of the same local authority. Some of the children were in foster care and others in specialist placements. All were subject to certain restrictions on their movement or liberty.

  • stethoscope medical doctor
    Law Report


    5 February 2018

    The third respondent, presently aged 11 months, suffered acute brain injury following severe hypoxia during labour and delivery. He was admitted to the paediatric intensive care ward of the applicant hospital. The hospital applied for declarations that the provision of life-sustaining treatment was no longer in his best interests. The ...

  • Family/Child
    Law Report


    16 January 2018

    A transgender father’s appeal against a refusal for direct contact with his five children who belonged to the Charedi Jewish community allowed and remitted for reconsideration.

  • Supreme Court
    Law Report

    Council vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents

    26 October 2017

    Lawyers will need to pay close attention to local authority contracts with independent fostering agencies.

  • IVF treatment
    Law Report

    Damages for breach of contract

    9 October 2017

    Father loses damages claim after former partner faked consent for baby to receive IVF treatment.

  • Walker court case
    Law Report

    Equal rights

    25 July 2017

    Supreme Court declared that the male appellant’s husband was entitled to a spouse’s pension calculated on the basis of all the years of the appellant’s service with the respondent.

  • Divorce
    Law Report


    19 June 2017

    In Sharp v Sharp, the Court of Appeal held that held that the wife was correct to contend that the combination of potentially relevant factors was sufficient to justify a departure from the equal sharing principle.

  • Family division
    Law Report


    2 July 2015

    A child had been made the subject of non-molestation injunctions, which extended to her mother, while she was a ward of court. As the child approached her 18th birthday, the mother applied to court for an extension of the injunction to extend indefinitely beyond the conclusion of the wardship proceedings.

  • Port of Dover
    Law Report

    Family and children

    29 May 2015

    Ex parte wardship proceedings were brought in respect of four children, all British citizens, as there were reasonable grounds for believing that the entire family had left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria.