Family Law

Order DescriptionOSCOLA reference Can you please keep the introduction short. Question What is the significance of Child Arrangements Orders under the Children Act 1989? Discuss the evolution of such orders in relation to the previous law relating to residence and contact orders. Critically consider, in the light of research and case-law, whether these Orders are compatible with the paramountcy principle and the furtherance of child welfare. Criteria: Demonstrate a critical understanding of the law relating to children and welfare. Demonstrate a critical understanding of family laws regulation of economic and property relations. Demonstrate a well-developed ability to use a wide variety of standard and legal and other electronic sources of information. Demonstrate a developed ability to present a critical and analytical argument in a way which is comprehensible to others and which addresses their particular concerns or questions.The introduction of the Children and Families Act 2014 brought about the Children Arrangements Order, which deals with where the child is to live and who the child is to see. Contact is the right of child and it involves the resident parent allowing the child to have contact with another person, usually the absent parent.Reason behind the change, what were the issues- law commission report Comparing to other jurisdictions: USA and Australia Academic commentary looking at shared parenting, welfare principle, parents rights and childrens rights looking at Article 8 of ECHR whether these comply with the paramountcy principle. Cases under the previous orders recent cases (after 2014 )Court of Appeal R (Kehoe) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2006] 1 AC 42 R v Secretary of State for Social Security Ex.p. Biggin [1995] 1 FLR 851 Brookes v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2010] 2 FLR 1038 The Rowley case [2007] 2 FLR 945 Wikeley [2007] CFLQ 434 Article See article by Burrows [2007] Fam Law 723 How do parents care and provide for their children if they have been imprisoned? (Craig Pickering: Families Need Fathers) Recovering Child Support: Routes to Responsibility (Henshaw Report: July 2006) Lawson [2008] Fam Law 961 and [2007] Fam Law 762 (Resolution) ** Felicity Kaganas Regulating emotion: judging contact disputes **Kaganas. F &Piper, C Shared parenting a 70% solution? 2002 ** Harris & George Parenting responsibility and shared residence orders and Guidance from Families Need fathers 2009 Family Law 831 **Johnson, Shared Residence Orders: For and Against (2009) Fam Law 131