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Family Law

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26 JUN 2014

Section 98 of the Children Act 1989: bad or just misunderstood?

Section 98 of the Children Act 1989: bad or just misunderstood?

Family Law

LUCY REED, Barrister and Mediator, St John’s Chambers, Bristol

This article considers the scope and application of s 98 Children Act in public and private children proceedings, in the context of recent case-law dealing with police disclosure and the emerging transparency reforms. It considers practical pitfalls and practice points for practitioners advising parties, particularly those where there are or are may be connected criminal proceedings.


The full version of this article appears in the July 2014 issue of Family Law.

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