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Fairness to birth parents in adoption hearings

Fairness to birth parents in adoption hearings

This case was an application by a birth mother for permission to appeal against a decision in the High Court that had refused her leave to apply to oppose an adoption order – Re S (A Child) [2021] EWCA Civ 605. Basically, she is asking the Court of Appeal to say the...

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The necessity for a care order

The necessity for a care order

I recently attended, as a legal blogger, a care hearing conducted in Wales by HHJ Gareth Jones. I’m not going to go into factual details of the case but will make some observations about process in virtual hearings from the point of view of a legal blogger, and about...

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Family Court Reporting Watch Roundup

Family Court Reporting Watch Roundup

Welcome to this month's Roundup, where we correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, explain and comment on published family court judgments and highlight other transparency news MEDIA COVERAGE OF FAMILY COURT MATTERS The Express - Extended...

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Court of Protection

Discharging a party in a case – without telling them why

Discharging a party in a case – without telling them why

This newly published judgment, Re P (Discharge of Party) [2021] EWCA Civ 512 is interesting because ‘It appears that this is the first case in which a special advocate has been instructed in the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal’ [para 5]. A special advocate is a...

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Family Court Reporting Watch Roundup

Family Court Reporting Watch Roundup

Welcome to this month's Roundup, where we correct, clarify and comment on media reports of family court cases, explain and comment on published family court judgments and highlight other transparency news MEDIA COVERAGE OF FAMILY COURT MATTERS The Express - Extended...

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New on the blog by ⁦ @julie_doughty⁩ Fairness to birth parents in adoption hearings - lack of transcripts; lack of disclosure of reports to birth mother. Re S (a child) [2021] EWCA Cic 605 https://t.co/SuyXLAwDV3

Abusive father’s PR terminated and the childrens’ surname changed to remove his name. https://t.co/E2lrMU3hGQ