October 30, 2018

A 14-year-old boy described as mature beyond his years has been allowed to choose his own solicitor in care proceedings.

The boy, who can’t be named for legal reasons, is opposing a move by social workers to have him placed with foster carers. He says he wants to remain...

October 25, 2018

Couples face several new challenges when getting divorced or are separating, but one of the most important is deciding what will happen to the children.

Which parent will they live with…or both at different times? How much contact should each parent have? How much will...

October 22, 2018

A mother has won her legal battle to discharge a care order for her eight-year-old son.

The court heard that the son had been placed with foster parents in 2016. His mother was awarded contact in 2017, but the foster parents were uncooperative.

The local authority argued...

September 21, 2018

A mother has lost her appeal to prevent her children being returned to their father in Canada.

The courts rejected her argument that such a move would cause her to collapse emotionally.

The mother and children had been living with the father in Canada until October 2016....

September 18, 2018

A judge had underestimated the powers of a grandmother who is fighting a legal battle to become her grandchild’s foster carer.

That was the decision of the Court of Appeal in a case involving the welfare on an 18-month old baby.

The baby had been in foster care since bir...

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