• Thursday, December 14, 2023
Children Law Seminar - Placements in Scotland & England

On the evening of Tuesday 12th December, senior Trinity children law barrister, Justin Gray delivered a seminar aimed at local authority legal teams entitled: 

"Placements in Scotland and England: Liberty, Lawfulness and Restraint" 

The event, which took place at Trinity’s Custom House on Newcastle’s Quayside, was also an opportunity for industry colleagues from different authorities to network and share their experiences. 

With reference to up-to-date case law and recent practical examples, Justin's session covered the following topics: 

  • Lawfulness of placements, including unregulated and unlawful placements
  • Placements in Scotland, interim and long-term
  • The power to authorise a deprivation of liberty 
  • What constitutes a deprivation of liberty: Scotland vs England 
  • Secure accommodation 
  • Consent to deprivation 
  • Attribution to the state - looked after children status
  • Deprivation of liberty of English children placed in Scotland 
  • Evidence and procedure  

Justin is regularly recognised in the leading legal directories, recent editions of which include:
"Highly experienced and been around a long time. He is incredibly knowledgeable and very good with the judges." "He demonstrates excellent advocacy skills, including cross-examination."
Chambers & Partners 2024

"An extremely talented advocate."
Legal 500 2024