Wardship and inherent jurisdiction

Available from: 17/05/2024

It is not uncommon for children and family practitioners to come across the concept of wardship or asking the High Court to invoke its inherent jurisdiction.

Whilst both options can provide an effective remedy in situations where case law or statue is not considered sufficient, these applications can be controversial and may sometimes involve urgent applications.

This webinar will examine the key principles and how these apply in children law proceedings, as well as the circumstances in both private and public law where wardship and inherent jurisdiction should be considered.

This webinar will cover the following:

  • Use of wardship: what is this and how does it work in practice?
  • How does wardship link in with the inherent jurisdiction?
  • When should you consider wardship rather than a specific issue application?
  • Wardship and private children law matters
  • Which forms must be completed, and how to go about the process of applying?
  • Inherent jurisdiction and duty to consult parents: when is a parent not to be notified of proceedings?
  • Disputes over vaccinations and parental responsibility- should you apply under wardship or a specific issue order?
  • Use of inherent jurisdiction in matters relating to injunctions and personal protection
  • Wardship and name of child
  • Child sexual exploitation cases and use of wardship – developments in this area
  • Consideration of secure accommodation, wardship and deprivation of liberty – how has the law developed in this area and what if the appropriate application is not made?
  • Inherent jurisdiction and matters related to nationality


Members:  £127.00

Non members:  £175.00

Sole practitioner:  £88.00

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01904 653 550 webinars@legalfutures.co.uk
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