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Will Tyler QC & Hannah Markham QC successful in important appeal dealing with children giving evidence and flawed police interviews.

19th May 2016

The Court of Appeal today handed down its judgment in Re E (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 473 - http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/473.html​


Lord Justice McFarlane delivered the main judgment which gives important new guidance on:
- the question of calling children to give evidence in family proceedings,
- the correct treatment of flawed police interviews of children, and
- the dilemma when a child is both an alleged victim and an alleged perpetrator.


The Court of Appeal overturned the serious findings made by the judge at first instance. Will Tyler QC and Hannah Markham QC acted for the successful father and mother respectively.


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