A practical guide to factitious illness in care proceedings by Sharan Bhachu
42BR member, Sharan Bhachu has written a book, published by Law Brief Publishing, on factitious illness in care proceedings.
The book, titled 'A practical guide to factitious illness in care proceedings' provides a focused practical guide for advocates of all levels dealing with cases that involve FII, providing an understanding of the different definitions and terms. The book details helpful advice and guidance in how to draft thresholds with emphasis on the case law and how the complex and case specific issues that arise in such cases can be dealt with and managed, alongside analysis of the pitfalls and areas of difficulties that also can arise.
Sharan’s practice has a particular emphasis on child protection work. She is regularly instructed on behalf of parents, local authorities and children’s guardians and has developed a reputation for being straightforward and forthright. Sharan’s experience in public law is extensive, ranging from emergency protection orders to secure accommodation orders and discharging care orders. Similarly, her experience in private law is also wide-ranging and includes declarations of parentage and all aspects of abduction, Hague and non-Hague Convention related and Forced Marriage.
Sharan has considerable experience in allegations of sexual abuse, physical domestic violence and non-accidental injury cases, including where the injuries were caused by rare genetic mutations, and has often represented interveners in such cases. She has experience in cross-examining a wide range of experts, including medical experts, and is also experienced in cases involving transgender and cultural issues and factitious illness. She has particular experience in complex matters involving the forensic analysis of often disputed expert evidence.
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