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Family Law | Wednesday 15 January 2020

'Preventing deportation of a child at risk of FGM: Part Two' published in Family Law Journal

The article is written by Naomi Wiseman and James Holmes of the Garden Court Family Team.

Naomi Wiseman

Family Law | Wednesday 24 June 2020

Court of Appeal dismisses Local Authority appeal against court’s refusal to make a placement order in relation to a two-year-old girl

James Holmes of the Garden Court Family Team represented the Respondent Father instructed by Adeeba Naseem of Duncan Lewis Solicitors.

James Holmes

Family Law | Monday 14 October 2019

Can the Family Court lawfully injunct the Secretary of State for the Home Department from the exercise of their immigration powers in relation to a mother and child by making an FGM protection order?

James Holmes and Naomi Wiseman of the Garden Court Family Law Team represented the Local Authority. Kathryn Cronin and Artis Kakonge of the Garden Court Family Law Team represented the Child.

Family Law, Children Law, International Family Law | Thursday 1 November 2018

High Court hears failed asylum seeker's daughter 'at FGM risk'

Garden Court's James Holmes is instructed by Suffolk County Council.

James Holmes

Family Law, Children Law, International Family Law | Wednesday 1 August 2018

Court of Appeal allows first successful appeal against Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order

Sarah Forster appeared on behalf of the mother and James Holmes, who was also instructed at first instance, appeared on behalf the local authority led by Hannah Markham QC.

James Holmes Sarah Forster

Family Law | Monday 15 June 2020

Court of Appeal upholds ruling by President of Family Division that Family Courts are not bound by a previous assessment or determination on the risk of ‘FGM' made by the First-tier Tribunal

Amanda Weston QC, James Holmes and Naomi Wiseman represented the Local Authority. Kathryn Cronin and Artis Kakonge led by Deirdre Fottrell QC represented the child.

Family Law, Children Law, International Family Law | Tuesday 28 March 2017

Garden Court welcomes James Holmes to its Family Team

We are delighted to announce that James Holmes has joined the Garden Court Chambers Family Team.

James Holmes

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