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Family Law Week Weekly Podcast Season 5 Episode 4

Rachel Cooper is joined by Edward Devereux QC of Harcourt Chambers.








Rachel Cooper is joined in this episode by Edward Devereux QC of Harcourt Chambers, to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision of G v G [2021] UKSC 9.

Edward was the youngest specialist family barrister to be appointed a QC in the last twenty years and he remains the youngest family law QC in England and Wales. He has been variously described as "a titan" (Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession (2020)), "one of the most impressive advocates at the family bar" (The Legal 500, (2021)) and "one of the heavyweights of family law, a phenomenal advocate… terrifying to the other side when he cross-examines" (Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession (2020)). He has a wide-ranging practice in family law with a particular emphasis on cases with an international dimension. Edward is an author and editor of Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws and is also an author and editor of Clarke Hall and Morrison on Children.  He also wrote the chapter on child abduction for Child Case Management Practice (editors, Lord Justice Ryder and Iain Goldrein QC, third edition).
Rachel and Edward discuss his life and career and then enjoy an in-depth discussion about the recent Supreme Court decision of G v G [2021] UKSC 9. G v G case considered the interrelationship between the law relating to child abduction and the law relating to asylum and immigration. It specifically considered how cases should be dealt with where there are two different sets of proceedings: the 1980 Hague Convention proceedings being determined in the Family Division of the High Court; and the asylum application that is being determined by the Secretary of State for the Home Department.

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