Adoption: “Nothing else will do” and the impact of decisions much earlier in the child protection process about mental health assessments and provision of therapy

Gloucestershire County Council v M & Ors is a recently published case where a family court judge at circuit judge level applied routine, established law to the particular circumstances of a 9 month old baby boy and his vulnerable young mother.

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Rehearing after order set aside for non-disclosure

Amy Royce-Greensill analyses a case involving non-disclosure, where the High Court considered the approach it should take when rehearing a financial claim following the final order being set aside.

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Making the right choices

Guest bloggers Suzanne Kingston, Delphine Eskenazi and Mark Haranzo highlight the issues faced by international families on relationship breakdown.

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Legal aid, Court of Protection and ‘contrivance’

This is a Court of Protection case, and it is a Charles J judgment, which means that although it is important, it is complicated and challenging.

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Is the Court of Protection really facing “rocketing” financial abuse by attorneys and deputies?

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph claimed that “Record numbers of people trusted to look after the finances of those lacking the mental capacity to do so are being struck off by the authorities.”

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Care order or Supervision Order?

A Judgment of HHJ Bellamy in Leicester has been published recently, which looks at the crucial differences between placing a child at home under a care order versus placing a child at home under a supervision order.

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Knock knock knocking on Judges’ doors

Re X (a child) no 2 (private surrogacy) 2016.

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Could do better – a self-fulfilling prophecy about parental fear

Discussing an article in The Guardian regarding the Re J case.

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Judge making findings about a witness – fair trial

Re W (A Child), [2016] EWCA Civ 1140 (17 November 2016).

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‘Bias’ and the judge’s role

The question of whether or not Lord Neuberger should sit in the Supreme Court on the appeal from the EU withdrawal case has recently arisen.

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Cryogenics and the Courts

Re JS (Disposal of Body) 2016.

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