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EU Settlement Scheme for children in care – What next?

The EU Settlement Scheme application process closes today. Following a report by The Children’s Society that less than 40% had made applications to the EUSS, there is a concern that the status of many children in care may not have been settled….

Webinar – 14 May 2020: Secure Accommodation and Deprivation of Liberty under the inherent jurisdiction

9 Gough Chambers Family Law Webinar – Secure Accommodation and Deprivation of Liberty under the inherent jurisdiction.

Date: 14 May 2020
2 pm


Kate Lamont, Barrister

Thomas Jones, Barrister

9 Gough Chambers Family Law Team Shortlisted for the 2018 Family Law Chambers of the Year

We are pleased to announce that 9 Gough Chambers’s Family Law Team have been shortlisted for the 2018 Family Law Chambers of the year.

We would like to thank all those that have nominated us and we are grateful to the judging…

Oliver Millington appointed a Recorder of the Family Court of the Wales Circuit

Chambers is very pleased to announce that Oliver Millington has been appointed a Recorder of the Family Court on the Wales Circuit.

All at 9 Gough Chambers wish Oliver every success in the next chapter of his career.

Removal of new-born babies in care proceedings: Nottingham City Council v LW & others

How long can a Local Authority wait before issuing care proceedings for removal of a new-born baby? No more than 5 days, according to Keehan J in Nottingham City Council v LW & others [2016] All ER (D) 59 (Mar); [2016] EWHC…

Laura Briggs appointed as a Recorder

We are delighted to annouce that Laura Briggs has been appointed as a Recorder.  Laura will be sitting on the South Eastern Circuit.

Full details of the appointments can be found here.

Tara Vindis successfully represents mother in care proceedings

Tara represented a Latvian mother in care proceedings brought by a London local authority in relation to her young child removed to foster care at a few months old.
Despite a positive pre-birth assessment of a second child the local authority…

Court orders rehabilitation of child to mother following successful appeal

Esther Maclachlan represented a mother in care proceedings which resulted in the local authority’s application for a placement order being dismissed and the court ordering that the child be returned to the mother’s care. 

Esther advised the mother on the prospects of…

Tom Restall successfully appeals decision to refuse leave to oppose adoption

The case concerned what constituted a ‘change of circumstances’ for the purposes of s47 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. When placement orders were made, the children were aged 5 and 7. The local authority’s care plan had been to attempt…

Tara Vindis completes long running family care case

Tara’s longest running family case (24 months) ended this week with two of the four children being returned to their mother’s care and the youngest two being placed with a maternal aunt under Special Guardianship Orders. Tara was instructed by the local…

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