Private Children Law – Voice of the Child
The importance of the voice of the child cannot be underestimated. During this practical session, experienced children law practitioner and lecturer Safda Mahmood, will discuss the range of options available for children and young people to communicate their views in court proceedings.
Through the examination of the case law detailed below, this session will consider the CAP programme, Judge’s Meeting Children, Separate Representation and children giving evidence:
· Appointment of Children’s Guardian under Rule 16.4
o LM (A Child by her Guardian) v (1) Medway Council (2) RM (3) YM 2007 1 FLR 1698
o W (Children) 2010 UKSC 12
o In the matter of H (A Child) 2011 EWCA Civ 741
· Children Giving Evidence in Children’s
o Re B (Child Evidence) 2014 EWCA Civ 1015
· Children Giving Evidence
o Re F (Children) 2016 EWCA Civ 546
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