Parental Alienation

Speaker: Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey
Chambers: Great James Street Chambers

At Law Friends we leave no corner of the law untouched, and here, Lamb Building’s Yaa Dankwa Ampadu-Sackey presents an informative seminar on parental alienation, giving a general update, timelines and features of litigation, in particular looking at: 

  • What is parental alienation
  • Dealing with parental alienation
  • Section 7 reports
  • The role of Cafcass
  • Appointing a guardian 
  • Fact-finding hearings
  • Global Family Assessments
  • Features of litigation 

Relevant law

Re F v M [2021] EWFC 18

Re Z (Interim Care Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 1755

Re L [2019] EWHC 867 (Fam)

Re H (Parental Alienation) [2019] EWHC 2723

Yaa Dankwa practises exclusively in children law. Her busy practice encompasses the spectrum of private and public law proceedings in which she acts for all parties.  Yaa Dankwa spent time as in-house lawyer working on behalf of Havering and Newham Councils and gained in depth knowledge in public law proceedings. 

Yaa Dankwa is regularly instructed on behalf of parents and children (whether separately or through their Rule 16.4 Guardian) in cases where there are significant and often entrenched disputes about where children should live and how much time they should spend with a non-resident parent. She has experience and expertise in cases involving domestic abuse and where serious allegations of abuse (physical, sexual, or emotional) and parental alienation/hostility are made.