Re A (A child) 19/10/06 reported on Lawtel: the role of International Social Services in care cases with a foreign element. Court of Appeal considered Judge ruling out paternal family in Turkey as potential carers for child based on assessments by local authority’s social worker and guardian. Court of Appeal held that international social services should do such an assessment.
● Representing local authorities in cases of (i) serious non-accidental injuries to the children and (ii) sexual abuse of the children
● Represented a mother in care proceedings being accused of knowing and allowing serious sexual abuse of all of her children over numerous years by a number of men
● Represented a father in care proceedings in the High Court being accused of having raped his 16 year old step-daughter who was subject to a Care Order. She conceived as a result of the alleged rape and that baby was also made subject to care proceedings.
● Numerous cases representing parties facing allegations of inflicting serious physical injuries/sexual abuse to children