Jacqueline Roach considers ‘When enough is too much’ on It’s A Lawyer’s Life - Jun 2020
Children (Public Law)
Jacqueline represents local authorities, parents, children and interveners and has a particular interest in jurisdictional issues. She appears in courts at all levels.
Examples of Jacqueline’s work are public law cases for local authorities involving allegations of non-accidental injury and/or sexual abuse that are also the subject of criminal investigation; cases involving parents who under a disability.
Jacqueline has a particular interest in fact-finding hearings in cases in which there are issues of serious non-accidental injury or sexual abuse; cases involving parents with mental disability or psychological difficulties and cases which involve children being placed outside of the jurisdiction.
- Re Jake (a child) (withholding medical treatment)  EWHC 2442 (Fam); 148 BMLR 1: Complex medical case involving an extremely ill child and each of the parents with learning difficulties. Ms Roach appeared on behalf of the local authority before the President.
- Re E (A Child)  EWHC (Fam): leading case regarding how courts must approach a case concerning the child of a foreign national. Ms Roach appeared on behalf of the child before the President.
- WSCC v M, F,W,X,Y & Z  1 FLR 188 FD: factitious illness case where Ms Roach appeared on behalf of the father who was accused of colluding with the mother in fabricating various illnesses in their children. Hedley J allowed the local authority to withdraw its application.
Goodman Ray and 1COR presenting seminar on Developments in International Children Law - Mar 2019
Martin Downs and Jacqueline Roach in the case of E where it was held that English Courts cannot prevent foreign media reporting on a Slovakian boy placed into care in the UK - Jan 2014