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Year of Call:  1989

Tim Hanson Family CV

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Senior Practice Manager
Adam Wadley

Practice Group Clerks
Edmund Milburn
Laura Tew
Ethan Mann

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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Tim Hanson - Family

Private and Public Law children work, acting for guardians, parents and local authorities.

Timothy Hanson is a member of the Editorial Board of the Jersey Law Review and a contributor to various publications.
• Jersey Law Review: “Justice in Our Time: The Problem of Legislative Inaction” (2002); “Civil Appeals to the Court of Appeal and all that Jazz” (2003); “No Legal System is an Island, Entire of Itself” (2004); “The Jersey Law of Contract: A Question of Identity?” (February, 2005)
• Business Brief: “Legal Wonderland” (2002); “The Long Reach of the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973: How Safe is your Trust?” (2004)
• Current Law: various, including "Medical Negligence" (2005)
• Family Law: “Ancillary Relief in the Channel Islands.” (January 2005)


Married & resides Jersey


Distinction Caen University
Pegasus Scholar 1993


Re: H 
(Residence Order: Child’s Application for Leave) [2000] 1 FLR 780 (High Court) – a novel point upon the interpretation of the Children Act 1989 relating to the ability of a child to be represented and participate in proceedings fought out by that child’s family. This case further resolved previous conflicting decisions of the High Court

Re: R 
(Care Proceedings: Disclosure) [2000] 2 FLR 751 (High Court) – concerned the disclosure of documents by Local Authorities

Re: C
(Secure Accommodation Order: Representation) [2001] EWCA Civ 458; [2001] 2 FLR 169 (Court of Appeal) – this remains the leading English case as to the rights of children in applications by local authorities to place them in secure accommodation

Divorce and ancillary relief

Wheatley v Wheatley 
[1999] BPIR 431 (High Court) – concerned the exceptional use of bankruptcy orders to enforce awards made in divorce proceedings