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[OTHER] Name of case (citation): R-H (Special Guardianship Order) [2018] EWFC B53

Link to the judgment:  https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/OJ/2018/B53.html Date: 6 September 2018 Case Summary: This case relates to an application for a care order. The case has a long and troubled litigation history and was considered to be very badly mismanaged by the lo

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): L (special guardianship order) [2019] EWFC B 7

Link to the judgment: https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/OJ/2019/B7.html Date: Hearing: 25, 26 and 28 February 2019. Judgment: 28 February 2019 Case Summary Special Guardianship Order (SGO) granted in favour of a wider family member where there is no significant pre-existing

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 793

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/793.html Summary: Family Law Week Case summary The facts A girl, A, was born to parents who could not care for her due to ‘low intellect and drug abuse’. Local a

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): W (Adoption – Contact) [2016] EWHC 3118 (Fam)

Link to BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2016/3118.html Summary: Family Law Week Dates:  Hearing date: 28, 29, 30 November, 2 December 2016 Case synopsis: A cross application for an adoption order and a special gu

[OTHER] Investigation into a complaint against London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Link to report: http://www.lgo.org.uk/information-centre/news/2017/jan/foster-carer-left-with-no-support-for-six-years-following-dispute-with-lb-tower-hamlets-over-placement Date: Report dated 8 December 2016 (embargoed until 12 January 2017) Case summary The facts Ms M (now

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): Cheshire East Borough Council v PN & Ors (Flawed Local Authority Assessments) [2017] EWFC 20 (3 March 2017)

Link to Bailii:  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2017/20.html Date:  Hearing 1, 2 and 3 March 2017. Judgment 3 March 2017 Case summary The facts The judge adjourned this final hearing because of ‘inadequate and fundamentally flawed’ social work assessments under

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): H (A Child: Hair Strand Testing) [2017] EWFC 64

Link to the judgment: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWFC/HCJ/2017/64.html Date:  Hearing dates: 18 -22, 25 & 29 September 2017. Judgment 29 September 2017. Case summary: This case considers the science of hair-strand testing for cocaine and the way in which expert report

[OTHER] 2017

Case Law and Legal Summaries November 2017 This month we summarise cases relating to deprivation of liberty, capacity and applications to revoke placement orders. Case 1 is a judgment that received a lot of attention and further adds to the evolving case law around the approv

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): Re S (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 325

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute): http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/325.html Date: Judgment 26 February 2015 Case summary The issue raised in this appeal requires consideration of whether or not the judge was justified in ruling out th

[OTHER] Name of case (citation): W (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 793

Link to Bailii (British and Irish Legal Information Institute) http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/793.html Date: Hearing 20 July 2016 Case summary The facts A girl, A, was born to parents who were unable to care for her due to a ‘combination of low intellect and
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