Eleanor Marsh, Barrister, 3 Paper Buildings
Eleanor Marsh, Barrister at 3PB Chambers, considers whether delays in court proceedings are creating a new ‘status quo’ for children and the impact of such delays upon the welfare decisions made at final hearing. This article takes a look specifically at s 1(3)(c) of the Children Act 1989: the likely effect on the child of any change in their circumstances, and considers whether the courts can be reluctant to reverse changes to a child’s circumstances which have become longstanding due to delays.
The full article will be published in the July issue of Family Law.
Read the full article here.