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Dermot Casey

Call 1994 | Barrister

About

Dermot worked as a mental health and child protection social worker before he was called to the Bar. He has an MSc from the London School of Economics in Social Work. The experience of working as social worker is very pertinent to public law and judicial review proceedings. Dermot represents all parties in public law and judicial review proceedings and in disputes between local authorities. Dermot has been involved in cases at all levels of court, including the European Court of Human Rights.

Experience

Dermot was called to the Bar in 1994. Dermot worked as a mental health and child protection social worker before he was called to the Bar. He has an MSc from the London School of Economics in Social Work. The experience of working as social worker is very pertinent to public law and judicial review proceedings. Dermot represents all parties in public law and judicial review proceedings and in disputes between local authorities. Dermot has been involved in cases at all levels of court, including the European Court of Human Rights.

Dermot provides training to solicitors and local authorities on adoption, fostering, human rights, disputes between local authorities, accommodation under S 20 CA 1989 and other areas of law and practice on request.

Practice Areas

Human Rights

Private Law Children

Education and Professional Memberships

BA – Double First 

MSc – Social Work (LSE) 

Certificate of Qualification in Social Work 

Diploma in Law (City) 

Family Law Bar Association 

International Association of Irish Lawyers 

Middle Temple 

INQUEST Lawyers Group 

Cases

London Borough of Hillingdon v AO [2014] EWHC 75 (Fam) 

KD & LD v Havering LB Council [2010] 1 FLR 1393 

Re R (Placement Order) [2008]1 FLR 1259 

Re U (Care Proceedings: Criminal Conviction: Refusal to Give Evidence) [2006] EWHC 372 [2006] 2 FLR 690 (Fam) 

Re H (A child) (Care order: appropriate local authority) [2003] EWCA Civ 1629 

Re O (Care Proceedings: Evidence) [2003] EWHC 2011 (Fam) 

P,C and S v United Kingdom [2002] 2 FLR 631 

R v Feggetter and Mental Health Act Commission [2002] 3 WLR 591 

M v LB Islington and L [2002] 1 FLR 95 

Re D ( Evidence: facilitated Communication) [2001] 1 FLR 148