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Books by Jordan Publishing

& Family Law 2013
Challenging and Defending Local Authority Child Care Decisions
A Practical Guide
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: E Isaacs, C Shepherd, J Weston QC, L Meyer QC
ISBN: 978 1 84661 317 3
Publishers: Jordans
Price: 60
Publication Date: March 2013

Publisher's Title Information

In a climate of financial constraint and increasing public scrutiny the pressures on local authorities to deliver high quality services and good outcomes for children have never been higher.
Decisions by local authorities are made within a context of avoiding unnecessary delay, reduced scrutiny by children's guardians and the proposed revised focus of family courts in relation to care plans.Similarly, the opportunities for families to negotiate and challenge local authority concerns are more limited and complex.This makes it more essential than ever for professionals to be vigilant in evaluating the quality and transparency of local authority decision-making.

Challenging and Defending Local Authority Child Care Decisions is a standalone guide, as well as a companion volume to Social Work Decision Making: A Guide for Childcare Lawyers. The book is a comprehensive and practical guide for childcare lawyers, other professionals, self-representing litigants and lay parties seeking to understand how to challenge or defend local authority decisions relating to children.
This takes a practical approach in exploring the roles and powers of local authorities with an emphasis on understanding the usefulness and availability of the various remedies.

Contents

Part 1 - Context
The Role of the Local Authority
Local Authority Duties and Responsibilities
Litigation Without a Lawyer
Special Forms of Representation
Part 2 - Scrutinising and Challenging Decisions
Methods of Challenging Local Authorities
Involving Children and Families in Decision-Making
Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO)
Complaints
Use and Misuse of Section 20
Death and Serious Harm to Children
Part 3 - Remedies
Applications within Proceedings
Human Rights Act Applications
Injunctive Relief
Inherent Jurisdiction and Wardship
Appeals
Judicial Review - The Law
Judicial Review - Procedure
Damages and Local Authorities
Criminal Injuries Compensation
Part 4 - Resources
Forms and Guidance
Links and Resources

The Authors

Elizabeth IsaacsQC St Ives Chambers
Specialising in public and private childcare law,worked as a local authority child protection social worker for 8 years before being called to the Bar in 1998 and has substantial legal and professional experience of all areas of children and family work, including physical injury, child sexual abuse, mental health, domestic violence and public interest immunity. She is frequently asked to provide advice and training for solicitors and local authorities about legal practice and procedure in all areas of public child law.

Carmel Shepherd Children's Guardian; Independent local authority panels chair, trainer and consultant
A freelancepractitioner working as a chair of adoption and fostering panels, independent social worker, children's guardian, and trainer. She has over 20 years' experience of working in local authorities as a social worker, team manager, and service manager. Her expertise is working with children and families where there are child protection concerns, and she has been involved in the formation of local authorities' policies and procedures in child protection, fostering and adoption. In the early 1990's she was instrumental in introducing Family Group Conferences to social work practice in London.

Jeremy Weston QC St Ives Chambers
Jeremy specialises in Family Law. He represents Local Authorities, Parents and Children (via Children's Guardian). He is recognised as having expertise in complex care cases involving the death of children, serious injuries to children (including head injuries), sexual abuse (including acting for children both as victims and alleged perpetrators) and factitous illness. Additionally, Jeremy acts in adoption proceedings, applications under the Hague Convention and Judicial Review.

Lorna Meyer QC No 5 Chambers
Lorna has forged a strong reputation in all areas of children work. Her regular appearances at High Court and Court of Appeal level in private and public law spheres are testament to the energy, detailed preparation and skill she brings to both the advocacy and written elements of each case.
 
Lorna has the ability to ensure that clients who find themselves in the midst of complex, sensitive and emotionally charged situations feel able to have their cases understood whether they are social work professionals, teenage parents, alleged abusers or children themselves. She has a lengthy history of working with those with reduced capacity and understanding. She has acted for Local Authorities, Cafcass Guardians, parents, the child direct and as an advocate to the Court. In addition to Children Act and Adoption Proceedings Lorna has a keen interest in cases with international dimensions.

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Mental Health Tribunals
Law, Practice and Procedure
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Author: Jonathan Butler
ISBN: 978 1 84661 602 0
Publishers: Jordans
Price: 70
Publication Date:

Publisher's Title Information
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Mental Health Tribunals: Law Practice and Procedure is a highly practical reference work for all those appearing before the tribunal and for tribunal members themselves. Detailed explanatory commentary about the organisation, procedure and jurisdiction of the Tribunal is followed by an analysis of Tribunal powers in relation to both non-offender and offender patients.
This new edition has been methodically revised to take into account the developing procedure of the Tribunal system, the ongoing development of the mental health and mental capacity acts, as well as noting all significant case-law since the previous edition.
In addition to explanatory commentary, the work will be supplemented by a host of relevant materials including legislation and codes of practice, providing a one-stop-shop for tribunal members and those appearing before the Tribunal.

Contents

Tribunal Organisation and Composition
Tribunal Procedure and Jurisdiction
Non-Offender Patients (including all powers of MHRT and limits on powers)
Offender Patients (including all powers of MHRT and limits on powers)
Supporting Materials (including code(s) of practice, MHRT rules, glossary of medical terms, CPR)
Statutory Materials (including Mental Health Act 1983, Mental Capacity Act 2005)

The Author

Jonathan Butler, Barrister, Deans Court Chambers; part-time Tribunal Judge, First-Tier Tribunal (Health Education and Social Care) Mental Health; author of Community Care Law and Local Authority Handbook

Reviews

"a very worthwhile contribution to an important and sensitive subject and will be of real benefit to practitioners and others seeking an understanding of the law and practice" From the Foreword by His Hon Judge Philip Sycamore, Chamber President of the First-Tier Tribunal (Health Education and Social Care)

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Immigration Practice and Procedure in Family Proceedings
Category: Family, Immigration and Human Rights , International Children Law
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Authors: Nadine Finch, Omar Shibli, Anthony Vaughan
ISBN: 978 1 84661 028 8
Publishers: Jodans (Family Law)
Price: 60
Publication Date: March 2013
March 2013

Publisher's Title Information

There is an increasing trend encountered in family law, particularly in public law children proceedings, in which immigration issues assume importance and require clarification. This practical new work concentrates on the immigration procedures, law and rules relevant to family proceedings, including coverage of key topics such as:
The Interface between Family and Immigration Law
Entry Clearance
Leave to Remain in the UK
Removal and Deportation
Family Reunion under the Immigration Rules
Human Rights
Asylum
Human Trafficking
Detention and Bail
Rights to Reside as an EU and EEA National
The Appendix contains key statutory provisions, regulations and guidance.
Immigration Practice and Procedure in Family Proceedings is an indispensable legal guide to this area for all family law practitioners, immigrationand local authorities.

Contents

First Principles
The Complexities of Immigration Law
The Interface Between Immigration and Family Law
Children's Rights
Entry Clearance
Leave to Remain in the UK
Immigration Control after Entry - Removal and Deportation
Family Reunion under the Immigration Rules
Human Rights
The 1951 Refugee Convention
Protection as a Victim of Human Trafficking
Detention and Bail
Support for Those with no Recourse to Public Funds
Rights to Reside as an EU and EEA National
Appendix

The Authors

GENERAL EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTOR

Nadine Finch
QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY
Qualified barrister with twenty one years of experience who has represented migrants and victims of trafficking for the last 20 years
Fee paid immigration judge
Acknowledged expert in this area with a number of publications
Regularly invited to speak at conferences and seminars on migrant children, the interface between immigration and family law and human trafficking
RELEVANT PREVIOUS PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Barrister practising at the Bar in England and Wales - called to the Bar 1991
My practice covers human rights law in the field of immigration, asylum, human trafficking, children's rights, family law and community care with a particular emphasis on the law as it relates to migrant families.
I am listed as a leading junior in Chambers & Partners Law Directory and the Legal 500
My practice is predominantly in the High Court
I also sit as a fee-paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal
I am regularly instructed as an expert in immigration, human trafficking and international family law in the family courts.

CONTRIBUTORS

Omar Shibli

Omar became a tenant at Garden Court in 2007 after successful completion of his pupillage. He is a practitioner specialising in asylum, immigration and family law, with a particular interest in child protection and cross-over work between these areas.
His practice in immigration includes immigration rules, EEA, deportation and asylum appeals. In that context his work has included representation of a number of unaccompanied asylum seeking children. Notable work to date includes assistance on an application to the European Court of Human Rights, regarding the potential use of Interpol as a mechanism of persecution by member states.
In family law he practices in both private and public law proceedings, acting for parents and children, both in their own right and through children's Guardians. His varied practice ensures he appears before a variety of Tribunals including: Family Proceedings Courts, County Courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal.
Omar has a developing High Court practice. In immigration law he has experience of making judicial review applications, including urgent applications for interim relief. In family law he has appeared before the High Court, both in care proceedings and wardship proceedings under its inherent jurisdiction. Omar also has a developing Court of Appeal practice which includes arguing complex points of statutory construction.
Omar's expertise lies particularly in cases of cross-fertilisation between immigration and family law. A number of his family cases are those in which a proper understanding of the client's immigration status in those proceedings is vital to ensure their best interests are represented. Similarly, he has acted in immigration proceedings where the Asylum & Immigration Tribunal had to consider the Article 8 rights of a family faced with removal, where one child of the family was to remain in the UK under local authority care

Anthony Vaughan

Anthony is a barrister specialising in immigration, asylum and human rights law, as well as related public and civil law fields of detention, social welfare and discrimination law.
A significant part of Anthony's practice involves immigration cases with a family element. It includes statutory appeals against refusals to grant visas to family members of foreign nationals with a right to remain in the United Kingdom.Anthony also deals with complex immigration appeals and judicial reviews involving concurrent Children Act proceedings, for example in the scenario where a person is in immigration detention, is subject to automatic deportation by the UK Border Agency and is seeking to establish a right of access to a child who is the subject of ongoing care proceedings.
Anthony frequently deals with unaccompanied asylum seeking children and their legal challenges concerning their asylum claims and entitlement to local authority assistance.

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Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings
Edition: 7th
Format: Hardback
Author: Brian Harris & Andrew Carnes
ISBN: 978 1 84661 579 5
Publishers: Jordans
Price: 110
Publication Date: February 2013

Publisher's Title Information

Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings is the leading work on this important and dynamic area of law, written by leading practitioners in the field with considerable experience of tribunals both as chairmen and lawyers.
It provides an authoritative examination of the general principles that apply to all regulatory and disciplinary tribunals, including coverage of the basis of the tribunal's authority and extent of its jurisdiction, natural justice, human rights, grounds for disciplinary action, investigations, the decision to prosecute, hearings, evidence, appeals, and enforcement. It goes on to examine the specific working of three major professional areas: healthcare, the FSA and legal services.
In addition to this core commentary, guidance on the practical application of the general principles is provided, looking in detail at such issues as the retrospective effect of rule changes, malicious falsehood, data protection and freedom of information, whistle-blowing, and guidance on defending a claim or how to avoid or defuse a claim. The disciplinary arrangements of the most prominent regulators are described in outline in a separate section.

WHAT'S NEW?
Since the last edition the regulatory arrangements of most of the important statutory regulators have undergone a massive restructuring by Parliament, which is reflected throughout the new edition, notably in the chapters relating to legal, financial and health services.
Among the many notable recent cases examined in this new edition are:
R v (On the application of Coke-Wallis) v ICAEW - the perils of taking shortcuts in investigations and the charging process
Bonhoeffer v GMC - the right to cross examine
Baxendale-Walker v Middleton & Ors - the role of privilege in the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
R (Hill) v ICAEW - waiver of natural justice
Holmes v Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons - impartial tribunals and the incompatibility of tribunal members' roles
Hazelhurst & Oths v SRA - the desirability of indicative sanctions
Mattu v University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire - Convention rights in Interim Orders
The authors maintain a companion website dedicated to regulatory law and will post updates to the book and articles on to the site as developments occur regulatorylaw.co.uk

Contents

Part I: Disciplinary and Regulatory Proceedings
The Basis of the Jurisdiction
The Right to a Fair Trial
The Common Framework
The Grounds for Disciplinary Action
The Role of Ethical Guides and Codes of Practice
Commencing an Investigation
The Investigation
The Decision to Prosecute
The Tribunal
Pre-trial Issues
Public Hearings
Witnesses, Evidence and Proof
The Hearing
Penalties, Powers and Costs
Appeal and Judicial Review
Regulatory Functions
The Enforcement Powers of the Financial Services Authority
Healthcare Regulation
The Regulation of Legal Services
The Civil Liability of Disciplinary and Regulatory Bodies
The Retrospective Effect of Rule Changes
Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Part II: Disciplinary and Regulatory Arrangements in Practice
Practical Advice
Exemplars
Appendix
The Human Rights Act 1998

Reviews

"one of the leading textbooks in the field of disciplinary and regulatory proceedings, providing an authoritative examination of the general principles that apply to the majority of regulatory and disciplinary tribunals" Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Bulletin
"the leading work on this important area of law ... Eminently readable as well as thorough and analytical" Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

REVIEWS OF THE PREVIOUS EDITIONS

"This excellent and authoritive work is an invaluable aid not only to regulatory enforcement lawyers but to anyone working in a regulated industry or dealing with public bodies"
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers Bulletin
 
"The first source of reference for anyone dealing seriously with this subject"
New Law Journal
 
"The latest edition of this excellent and authoritive work is an invaluable aid not only to regulatory enforcement lawyers but to anyone working in a regulated industry or dealing with public bodies" Sidney Myers, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
 
"Truly authoritative and highly relevant. It is an elegant and beautifully crafted tome... It has everything you need and more beside in a highly readable text" Justice of the Peace
 
"Essential for those dealing in this area of law" Professional Briefing

The Authors

Brian Harris OBE QC
Andrew Carnes Barrister

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