Crossover in Care and Crime Proceedings where Children are involved: the conflict zone

Monday 4 December 2006, 6:30pm

Date: Monday 4 December 2006
Time: 6:30pm

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Ian Peddie QC is a senior silk with specific experience in both care cases and criminal cases involving family and children issues, Jo Delahunty QC is a specialist child abuse family practitioner, and Judy Khan is a senior criminal junior recently appointed to sit as a Recorder. This seminar seeks to explore issues that arise when children are both the subject of public law care proceedings and alleged victims in a parallel criminal trial. It will discuss issues such as whether the two sets of proceedings are in conflict or can be usefully linked , how to manage cross disclosure issues, whether a 'Chinese wall' can operate between criminal defence and parent family solicitors and what the child’s rights are : are they are adequately respected and protected. Contributions from the floor are invited in this complex and dynamic area of law and practice.




Jo DelahuntyQC, Judy Khan and Ian Peddie QC

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