An article written by Darren Howe QC and Hope Spalding has been published in the Family Law Journal: The ABE Guidelines 2022 – What’s changed, what’s not and what’s new. This article examines the updated ABE Guidelines released in January 2022, noting the significant changes and identifying whether, overall, the amendments and additions will have any impact on the conduct of cases in the Family Court.

Darren Howe QC (Call: 1992, QC: 2015) is a child protection specialist who represents parents, children and Local Authorities across the whole range of children-related disputes. Darren specialises in complex cases at High Court level. He was authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge in 2016.

Hope Spalding (Call: 2019) accepts instructions in both Public and Private Family Law matters. Hope is regularly instructed to represent vulnerable clients and is instructed in complex matters. Hope is part of the Sussex Family Justice Board and volunteers with the University of Brighton Law Clinic, alongside her practice.