Month: September 2019

Parent’s consent to confine son to residential care, a breach of his human rights

Today, the Supreme Court handed down a judgment In the matter of D (A Child) [2019] UKSC 42 involving the confinement of D, a young person aged 16,  to residential care. As the child lacks capacity or competence to make decisions about his residence and care, the court considered whether the confinement amounted to a […]

IBA Seoul – Angeline Welsh moderating session on ‘Hot topics in international arbitration’

Angeline Welsh is moderating the ‘Hot topics in international arbitration’ session on Thursday 26th September at this year’s International Bar Association’s Annual Conference in Seoul. The session will look at issues including: the approach of public international law to domestic court judgments as they arise for consideration in international arbitration; the work of the UNCITRAL […]

Hugh Southey QC speaking on ‘Stateless children: orphanage tourism – rights of the child’ at the IBA Seoul

Hugh Southey QC is delivering at the International Bar Association’s annual conference in Seoul on Thursday 26th September on the difficulties faced in modern families when children are born outside the ‘traditional’ family structures. The panel considers the plight of children removed from their families and placed into orphanages. In some cases, the children are […]

Judgment in Universal Credit minimum income floor challenge

In R (Charmaine Parkin) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2019] EWHC 2356 (Admin), the High Court has dismissed a challenge to the Regulations providing for a deemed income – the minimum income floor – to be used to assess gainfully self-employed universal credit claimants’ income instead of their actual income. This has […]