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Keep up to date with changes in the law, notable cases and examples of how we have helped our clients.

Court of Protection rules on the use of the inherent jurisdiction

Case report: RK, Re (Capacity; Contact; Inherent Jurisdiction) [2023] EWCOP 37 (18 August 2023) Rachel Turner, who was instructed by the Official Solicitor, acted for R in these proceedings which concerned: 1. R’s capacity to make decisions about contact with ...

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Linda Pope unravels complex finances in a clean break divorce settlement

Linda Pope acted for a lady who had applied for a divorce from her husband in 2019 after a marriage of 17 years.  The breakdown of the relationship had been very acrimonious, with allegations of domestic and financial abuse by ...

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Separate care arrangements for siblings

Lorraine Green acted for two children, aged 16 and 4, when the local authority applied for a care order for the older child and a supervision order for the younger one in 2020. The older child was a girl who ...

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Arbitration unravels pension allocation in lengthy divorce

Michelle Uppal represented a husband in divorce proceedings initiated by his wife following a lengthy marriage. Michelle provided him with general advice on the financial position and the likely re-distribution of assets on divorce where there was no pre-nuptial agreement. ...

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Supporting a teenager through local authority care proceedings

Gemma Hodder supported a teenage girl over two years while the local authority pursued care proceedings for our client and a younger child. The young person had been living with her older sister, since her mother had died and her ...

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A move to supported living in Sussex (even during Covid-19)

In April 2020, as the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic had much of the country in lockdown, Kaileigh Hazeldine helped a man relocate to less restrictive accommodation in Sussex. The man was 69 years old, with a diagnosis of bipolar ...

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Facilitating a contact plan between adults with learning and mental health difficulties

Kaileigh Hazeldine supported a gentleman through several local authority proceedings in regard to agreeing a contact plan with his partner of more than 30 years. She has paranoid schizophrenia and learning difficulties and after a hospital admission required a long-term ...

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Successful Suitability Review for someone with sickle cell disorder

Severe medical conditions need to be taken into account when a local authority provides a housing allocation. Where accommodation is unsuitable, this can be challenged by asking the council to review the decision (known as a section 202 suitability review). ...

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Brothers kept together with support under Care Order

Case report: Confidential children’s care proceedings. Lorraine Green represented two brothers in relation to care proceedings brought by the local authority, following concerns about their parent’s capacity to protect them in light of drug and alcohol misuse, domestic abuse and ...

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