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Undoing an adoption order

Undoing an adoption order

It’s well known that adoption orders made in England and Wales cannot be ‘unmade’. That is partly why they are sometimes described as extreme, draconian or ‘the last resort’ if made against birth parents’ wishes. We have written about this, and the very few...

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New ‘Parents Promise’ Initiative launches

New ‘Parents Promise’ Initiative launches

More couples discuss what they would do if they won the lottery than how they would co-parent their children in the event of separation, says the Positive Parenting Alliance – a coalition of over 20 children’s mental health charities, separated parenting groups,...

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Domestic Abuse Guidance Note To Be Updated

Domestic Abuse Guidance Note To Be Updated

We've had really good feedback on our Domestic Abuse Guidance Note. However, in light of recent changes in the law and guidance (in particular the Domestic Abuse Act and the appeal in Re H-N), we will be revising this guidance note over coming months. For those...

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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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From one President to another

From one President to another

This is the text of a submission to the President of the Family Division's Transparency Review made by Sir James Munby (former President of the Family Division), in advance of the oral evidence session scheduled for 17 May 2021. It is published here with kind...

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Detailed account of a court of protection case from Jenny K here. So important that the process is visible even for such desperately sad cases. The thread shows the important discussion such threads can prompt and the reassurance they can give to others involved in similar cases. https://t.co/qN347s5S9a