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Children: Public Law Update
Pump Court Chambers Children Law Team are pleased to announce our latest webinar providing a valuable and in-depth update. The webinar will review the recent case law and judicial guidance, providing advice for practitioners on a variety of topics.

Topics will include:

- Consideration of the law applicable to the issue of male circumcision of a child subject to an interim care order (Re (Circumcision: Child in Care) [2021] EWHC 1616);

- Joinder of foster carers to care proceedings (Re R (Care Proceedings: joinder of foster carer) EWCA Civ 875);

- Adoption by step-parents (Re L (A Child: Step-parent adoption) [2021] EWCA Civ 801) and same-sex former partners (Re E (Adoption by one person) [2021] EWFC 45);

- Recent Court of Appeal clarification as to the legal test applicable to the discharge of care orders (Re TT (Children: discharge of care order) [2021] EWCA Civ 742);

- Duty of care owed by Local Authorities to children voluntarily accommodated (YXA v Wolverhampton CC [2021] EWHC 1444);

- Recent and upcoming practice tools.

Why should you book on the course / what you will learn?

The seminar will provide an overview of recent decisions in the public law arena, to help you have the latest case law at your fingertips, as well as highlighting other recent and upcoming developments that will help to increase efficiency in your busy practice.

Sep 8, 2021 12:30 PM in London

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Catherine Ellis
Barrister @Pump Court Chambers
Described as “conscientious, hardworking and a fabulously prepared advocate”, Catherine Ellis is ranked as a Leading Junior in Children Law in both the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Legal 500 and has a wealth of experience in both public and private law family matters. She enjoys a varied practice – accepting instructions from parents, guardians and local authorities alike, which enables her to bring invaluable insight to every client’s case. Catherine is instructed in complex children act matters, such as those involving fabricated and induced illness, sexual abuse or those involving international issues. In 2012 Catherine spent a year as an in-house advocate for a London borough, representing the borough in child protection matters, as well as cases concerning education and judicial review. She also has experience of work in housing and property disputes, employment law, social welfare law and personal injury.