Guy Swiffen

Call: 1991

E: clerks@broadwayhouse.co.uk

T: 0113 246 2600

BA (Hons) History, Reading University
L.Dip. City University, London
Chambers and Partners 2020

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Notable Cases

Re A ( a child ) ( parental responsibility order ) [2011] AER 48

Circumstances in which the removal of a child from aunt’s interim care was justified

B,C and D children [2010] EWHC 262

Publicity injunction : whether adopters should be notified of application by birth parents to relax injunction. Whether social workers should be named

Re S ( a child ) ( 2010 ) EWCA Civ 1363

Whether the local authority had breached the mother’s Human Rights by the circumstances in which it had removed her child from her care whilst she was in prison

Re A ( contact order ) ( 2010 ) 2FLR 577

Consideration of whether child should have own solicitor instead of representation of interests via a Children’s Guardian : cost element relevant

O –v- N, re B [2003] IUK House of Lords 18 [2003] 1FLR 1169

Correct approach taken by the court where the threshold criteria established but the identity of the perpetrator is uncertain

Re B ( non accidental injury : compelling medical evidence ) [2002] 2FLR 1133

Courts’ approach on determining findings in respect of the threshold criteria and evaluating contradictory medical and lay evidence

Re G [2002] 2FCR 377

Contact orders to be made in care and freeing proceedings

Lectures and seminars

Guy is happy to come to client’s offices and present bespoke seminars on whatever topic is required. Topics over the last 6 months have included :

  • “Aftermath of B-S : where are we now?”
  • “Child abduction and habitual residence : what is the test ?”
  • Private law case law update
  • The implications of Re R in the post B-S landscape ( co speaker with John Hayes QC )