Mr Justice Baker comments on exceptions to 26 weeks time limit in care cases and the importance of specialist family practitioners is emphasised.  In Devon County Council v EB & Ors [2013] EWHC 968 (Fam), a complex fact finding hearing concerning twins born to parents who suffered from a range of medical conditions, Mr Justice Baker took the opportunity to comment on the introduction of a 26 weeks time limit for care proceedings, the adducement of expert evidence and the role of specialist family

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Led by the Family Law Team, Edward Hayes LLP successfully represented a father in the High Court of Justice, Family Division, Manchester Civil Justice Centre, whose children had been returned to his care following allegations of non-accidental injury/baby shaking.  We proved that a head injury was consistent with a low level fall, as explained by the father. The children were all returned to the family's care as a 10 day fact finding hearing collapsed.  The police investigation was abandoned and

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The Family Law Team successfully represented the mother of a 2-year old child who was returned to her care following allegations of neglect. We were able to obtain for the mother, a diagnosis of ADHD, which resulted in her being properly treated and as such enabled her child to be returned to her care.

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Edward Hayes Family litigation team won a 15 day fact finding shaken baby case in the High Court in Exeter. The team were led by Christopher Hayes, Stephanie Dew and Paul Story QC.  Numerous experts and social workers were discredited as the court found our clients to be ‘doting parents.’ A terrible miscarriage of justice was avoided in this shaken baby non accidental injury case. The family of five are now reunited and a huge police investigation dropped. Our team are the most experienced and

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Serious Fraud –The Business Crime Team defeated allegations of Conspiracy to defraud in a massive advanced fee case in the Midlands. Our team  led by Lee Karu QC, Khadim Al’ Hussan and Yogesh Patel analysed 17,000 pages of detailed forensic accounting material and disproved the charges before the Trial even commenced.

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