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Georgia Bedworth secures order under the Children Act 1989

24th Feb 2022

Georgia Bedworth secures order under the Children Act 1989 authorising parent to contract to sell a child’s property abroad

Georgia Bedworth, instructed by Gareth Ledsham at Russell-Cooke, appeared in Re B (a child), a case dealing with issues that arise when a child habitually resident in England and Wales becomes the legal owner of property abroad.

Mr Justice Peel made an order authorising B’s mother to enter into a contract of sale on behalf of B, holding that entering into a contract to sell property on behalf of a minor was an aspect of parental responsibility. The Court could thus authorise a parent to execute such a contract in relation to property abroad on behalf of a child under the Children Act 1989.

In his judgment, Mr Justice Peel also provided useful guidance for practitioners on the procedure to be followed in such applications.

The full judgment can be read here: B (A Child) [2022] EWFC 7 (16 February 2022)


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