The issue with which the appeal was concerned was the decision to join a child’s foster parents, who had a wish to adopt the child, to the care proceedings.
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Hertfordshire Local Authority (the LA) applied for a reporting restriction order (RRO) in proceedings concerning three children whose mother was murdered by their father.
A father’s unsuccessful attempt to appeal against an adoption order in favour of the child’s step-father.
Rebecca Davies considers this case concerning an application by a father for return of two children to Spain under the 1980 Hague Convention.
Application by wife for non-recognition of Chinese divorce. Application dismissed.
The Court of Appeal dismissed the mother’s second appeal relating to a fact-finding hearing.
Application by the mother to terminate the father’s parental responsibility pursuant to s 4 (2A) of the Children Act 1989 granted. Permission also given to change the child’s surname
Permission for publication of substantive judgment in financial remedy proceedings refused, reporting restrictions order to remain in place.
A local authority’s application not to assess a grandmother as a carer was granted and the grandmother’s application for a Special Guardianship Order or a Child Arrangements Order was dismissed.