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Only just over the threshold

I am tending to think that there’s a repositioning of the threshold criteria going on at the moment. It is a little hard to call, since there’s always been the unspoken background that what constitutes threshold in Liverpool doesn’t necessarily be the same things that consitute threshold in Torquay. 2,181 more words

Case Law

Foolscap on the hill

Oh you are all going to LOVE this.

You know those lever arch files you have got in your office, that you put the Court papers in?  2,536 more words

Case Law

A tottering edifice built on inadequate foundations

The President’s decision in Re A (a child) 2015 in which the Court were asked to make a Care Order and Placement Order on a child who was not quite a year old, and refused to do so – even more significantly finding that the threshold criteria for making such orders were not made out, and castigating professionals for sloppy thinking and lack of rigour in their analysis of significant harm. 4,648 more words

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Capita ordered to pay costs after failure to provide court interpreters

A judge has ordered outsourcing group Capita to pay £13,000 in local authority costs after an adoption case had to be postponed because the company failed to provide interpreters. 1,959 more words


From Bratislava to Llangefni

The President making a costs order against Capita for failure to provide a Slovak interpreter for a final hearing.

In the matter of Capita Translation and Interpreting Ltd 2015… 1,510 more words

Case Law

Legal Aid reforms - Judge speaks out

Sir James Munby President of the Family Division has provided a particularly damning critique of the Government’s reforms on legal aid in a recent family law case… 232 more words


Child row pair win judge's sympathy

Child row pair win judge’s sympathy read more, A couple who are fighting to stop their two-year-old son being adopted but cannot afford to pay for lawyers are in a “shocking” predicament, one of Britain’s leading judges has said Click here…

Family Courts