Louise MacLynn joins Chambers
Chambers is very pleased to announce that Louise MacLynn has accepted an offer of tenancy. Called in 2001, Louise is an established specialist in all aspects of the law relating to children, including care proceedings, adoption, child arrangements disputes, and international private law cases. Louise has a particular interest in cases relating to alternative families. Louise’s wide experience also includes a Court of Protection practice, and her welcome arrival further strengthens our Private and Public Law Children and Court of Protection teams.
Jane Crowley QC ALC Committee Member
1 Garden court is pleased to announce that Jane Crowley QC has become a committee member of the Association of Lawyers for Children (ALC). Chambers sends congratulations to Jane.
National FDR Week 25th - 29th November 2014
1GC is pleased to be supporting National FDR week this week, following the recent launch and expansion of our own ENE service. For more details see http://www.nationalfamilydrweek.org.uk/
Edward Flood elected FLBA Committee Member
Chambers is pleased to announce that Edward Flood has been elected as an FLBA committee member. 1 Garden Court sends its many congratulations to Edward.
Early Neutral Evaluation - Private Child Law cases
Chambers is pleased to announce that it is improving and expanding 1GC's service to clients by now offering Early Neutral Evaluation (ENE) in suitable cases which concern children, as well as financial affairs. Naturally, Chambers offers also comprehensive ENE in cases where this is sought in both areas, as well as advice limited to one or other area where this is sought. For more details or to arrange an ENE in any such cases please contact our Clerks.
Court of Justice of the European Union cites research of Professor McEleavy
In Case C-376-14 PPU, C v M, handed down on 9 October, the CJEU was invited by the Irish Supreme Court to given an urgent preliminary ruling on the interpretation of the concepts of “habitual residence” and “wrongful retention” in an alleged case of international child abduction. Advocate General Maciej Szpunar in his View cited Prof McEleavy’s 2005 Journal of Private International Law article “The New Child Abduction Regime in the European Union: Symbiotic Relationship or Forced Partnership?’, which was the first detailed analysis in English of the European Union’s child abduction rules, as well as his chapter on habitual residence in the leading Scottish text on the Conflict of Laws: Anton’s Private International Law (SULI, 2011). Please see the following links for the judgement, view and Anton's private international law respectively - http://tinyurl.com/olhar9e,
DIY Divorce and Separation
1 Garden Court is pleased to announce the publication by Jordans Family Law of a book: 'DIY Divorce and Separation - The Expert Guide to Representing Yourself' which has been co-written by members of our Family Finance and Children Law teams. Please click on the link below to visit the microsite for the book http://diydivorce.familylaw.co.uk/