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Are the delays in court proceedings creating a new ‘status quo’ for children?

Date:24 JUL 2023
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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



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