Fergal Allen and Janice Wills, members of 18 St John Street’s Family Department, appeared in the High Court recently in a case which concerned the principles to be applied when determining an application to dispense with service on a parent in family proceedings.
Fergal Allen appeared for the applicant and Janice Wills for the child in the High Court before Mr Justice MacDonald.
The court conducted a comprehensive analysis of the principles to be applied when determining an application to dispense with service on a parent in family proceedings.
Further, the court confirmed that in such applications consideration should be given to inviting the Attorney General to intervene on behalf of the absent parent.
The judgment can be read here: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2020/2741.html
Fergal Allen and Janice Wills are members of the Family Department at 18 St John Street Chambers.
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