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[OTHER] Name of case (citation) : London Borough of Hackney v Williams and Another [2017] EWCA Civ 26

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2017/26.html Summary: http://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed175679 Date: Hearing:  23 November 2016. Judgment: 26 January 2017 Case summary The facts In July 2007

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): S (Child as Parent – Adoption – Consent) [2017] WHC 2729 (Fam)

Link to the judgment: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2017/2729.html Date: Hearing 24 October 2017. Judgment: 2 November 2017 Case summary: During the summer of 2017, S gave birth to T. S is a young person, under 16 years of age, who has developmental delay and learnin

[OTHER] 2018

Case Law and Legal Summaries December 2018 Case 1summarises an application to adopt twins in two separate homes, severing their legal relationship. The judge highlighted a number of serious practice issues in this case including decision making, case recording and management and

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): Herefordshire Council v AB [2018] EWFC 10

Link to the judgment: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2018/10.html Date: Judgment: 1 February 2018 Case summary: This judgment concerns two unconnected young people (CD and GH) who had been accommodated under section 20 (S.20) of the Children Act 1989 by Herefordshire

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): Coventry City Council v C, B, CA and CH [2012] EWHC 2190 (Fam)

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2012/2190.html Date: Hearing 19, 20 and 21 June 2012. Judgment 30 July 2012 Case summary: This case concerned the future of a baby girl CA who was born in February 2012. Th

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): N (Children: Adoption: Jurisdiction) [2015] EWCA Civ 1112

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/1112.html Date: Hearing 25 – 27 March 2015. Judgment: 2 November 2015 Case summary A final hearing took place for care and placement orders in relation to two Hungarian chi

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): Herefordshire Council v AB [2018] EWFC 10

Link to the judgment: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2018/10.html Date: Judgment 1 February 2018  Case summary: This judgment concerns two unconnected young people (CD and GH) who had been accommodated under section 20 of the Children Act 1989 by Herefordshire Counci

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): Wiiliams & Anor v London Borough of Hackney [2018] UKSC 37

Link to the judgment: http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2018/37.html Date: Hearing date: 14 and 15 February 2018. Judgment: 18 July 2018 Case Summary: This case is about section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and specifically addresses the question; what is the local authority

[OTHER] 2019

Case Law and Legal Summaries February 2019 Case 1 concerns a child currently accommodated under section 20, whose grandparents planned to withdraw consent. The court considered that the local authority failed to establish whether or not the threshold for making an interim care o

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