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These are highly complex High Court proceedings involving children. They often involve difficult decisions about medical treatment or protecting children from severe risk of harm. One recent high profile case was the Charlie Gard case, where Great Ormond Street Hospital applied to the High Court for permission to withdraw treatment from a child with a rare genetic disorder and Charlie’s parents disagreed with the clinicians and wanted to be able to take Charlie to the USA for treatment. The case went from the High Court to the Supreme Court and after that to the European Court of Human Rights and back to the High Court before Charlie’s life support machine was switched off and he sadly died. This illustrates the complexity and the tragedy that too often surrounds these kind of cases.

What should I do if I am involved in a dispute over medical treatment for a child or I am threatened with wardship proceedings or proceedings under the Inherent Jurisdiction?

You should immediately seek legal advice. These proceedings are too complicated and the potential outcomes too significant either to waste any time or to attempt to deal with them yourself.


How can The Modern Family Law Company help?

We are experts in family law relating to children. We can assist and represent you, whatever your situation. We will talk and walk you through the process and ensure that your representation is highly skilled to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.


How will we support you through the process?

By their very nature, wardship and proceedings under the Inherent Jurisdiction tend to be highly difficult, distressing and stressful. Whatever your situation, we will be there to support you through all the ups and downs of the process. We can refer you to one of our trusted partners e.g. a counsellor or psychotherapist,  if more formal support services are needed.


How do I find out more about wardship and the Inherent Jurisdiction?

Please Get in Touch via our contact page and we'll be delighted to provide further information.

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