View from the Foot of the Tower: Two steps forward, two steps back

By: Juliet
On: Wednesday, 17 December, 2014

Following the recent batch of
Court of Appeal authorities, which may or may not have coincidentally been
timed with the decline in adoption statistics, the Court of Appeal have given a
heavyweight judgment in
Re R (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1625.

One would be charitable in
describing the appeal itself as flimsy, it is somewhat surprising that it ever
made it past permission stage.

Somewhat unusually, the
judgment was preceded with newspaper articles the day before dropping hints
that this was going to be a major reset of ‘nothing else will do’ to something
more akin to ‘if adoption is in the best interests of the child’, …read more

Source: Family Law News