Lauren Suding summarises judgment in E (A Child), Re  EWHC 2650 (Fam) for Family Law Week.
This was a deprivation of liberty case in which the DoLs order was extended until the child’s 18th birthday and the parents’ application to discharge a care order was refused.
Particularly noteworthy is the court’s commentary on the lack of legal aid. The parents had to represent themselves for 4 days of evidence at a final hearing, because they were £36 over one of the Legal Aid Agency limits.
Read the full summary on Family Law Week.