Monday 28 June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Can evidence and court documents generated in family proceedings be disclosed in immigration proceedings? Can evidence about a person's asylum claim be disclosed in family proceedings? Questions like this often arise urgently, and the law about them has developed significantly in recent years.
In this webinar, we consider the legal and practical issues that can arise in the disclosure of information and documentation between family and immigration proceedings. We will consider section 12 of the Administration of Justice Act 1960, section 97 of the Children Act 1989, the Family Procedure Rules 2010, and the relevant Practice Directions and Home Office policies in this area. We will consider the the recent case law developments in this area, including G v G  UKSC 9.
The emphasis will be on concrete issues arising, and on practical solutions. Participants will be encouraged to discuss any experiences or concerns which have arisen in their own practices.
In this webinar, we will cover the following:
• Privacy principles governing family proceedings.
• Contempt of court provisions and the disclosure of documentation.
• Communications about family proceedings.
• Restrictions on the public identification of children as the subject of family proceedings.
• Resctrictions of disclosure of material relied upon in an asylum claim into family proceedings.
• Particular questions about disclosure in child abduction cases.