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FGM order confirms ‘a child’s welfare is paramount’ in Court of Appeal case where schoolgirl was at risk of deportation

Case report: [2020] EWCA Civ 731. Kate Hammond has helped secure the welfare of a Suffolk schoolgirl in a landmark case where the local authority’s petition for a female genital mutilation (FGM) protection order was disputed by the Home Office.  ...

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Family court cannot interfere with decision of immigration tribunal in FGM case

Case report: [2020] EWHC 323 (Fam). One reason for seeking asylum in the UK might be to escape harmful practices, such as the risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).  But how does the law in regard to FGM interact with ...

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Kate Hammond

FGM case raises question of interplay between family and immigration courts

Case report:  [2019] EWHC 2475 (Fam). Partner Kate Hammond, an expert in child care law, has been representing a child M in an application for a female genital mutilation (FGM) protection order made by the local authority prior to the ...

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Dee Aktar, Miles & Partners Solicitors, London

London lawyers defend mother accused of female genital mutilation (FGM)

In one of the first cases in the London family courts since new laws were introduced to increase the protection afforded to potential victims of female genital mutilation (FGM), Dee Aktar, associate solicitor in the family law team at Miles & Partners ...

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Amanda Dench, Family lawyer, Miles & Partners in London

Infant returned after injuries caused by vitamin D deficiency

Case update – RE: C (Children) [2016] EWFC B45 (4 February 2016) Care professionals are advised to proceed with caution when children present with metaphyseal fractures, particularly where there may be a risk of vitamin D deficiency. Amanda Dench, founding ...

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Injury evidence unproven

A Local Authority v M & Others [2013] (11 01 13) Miles & Partners represented a mother of three in a second fact-finding case which concluded there was insufficient evidence to find that injuries to her middle child were non-accidental. ...

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