"The law relating to children does not seem to stand still long enough to have its photograph taken." So says Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, before endorsing the one book he says has captured its image. THE guide to current, important and commonly misunderstood issues in public children law. Drawing together the key statute, case law, and procedure in relation to twelve central themes, Public Children Law: Contemporary Issues explores and examines current issues of particular difficulty in public children law, with an emphasis on those with an international dimension. It provides a comprehensive overview of some of the most pressing issues in child protection law, as well as identifying common pitfalls and practical tips, and providing good practice guides. The topics covered include: - Children giving evidence - Child trafficking - Radicalisation - Female genital mutilation - Secure accommodation orders - Special guardianship orders - Family Drug and Alcohol Court - Forced marriage and honour-based violence - International public children law - Children's evidence - Child trafficking - Reporting restrictions - Deprivation of children's liberty - Post-adoption contact - Section 20 and damages
About the Author
Alexander Laing is a barrister practising exclusively in family law from Coram Chambers, a specialist family law set in London. He is the Young Barrister of the Year: Family Law Awards 2016. Alex has already had 19 published articles across a range of publications, including Family Law (journal), Family Law (online), Family Law Week and Bloomsbury Law Online. His written work has been quoted and endorsed by the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby. Dr Bianca Jackson is a family law barrister at Coram Chambers. She practices in all areas of children law, and has a particular expertise in surrogacy law and legal parenthood. Dr Jackson has advocated in a number of high profile reported cases in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal, and frequently publishes and lectures on issues in family law. In 2015, she won the Family Law Pro Bono Lawyer of the year, and in 2016 was shortlisted for the Young Barrister of the Year. Prior to joining the Bar, Dr Jackson taught at the University of Oxford and worked with the Women's Initiative for Gender Justice at the International Criminal Court in The Hague.