Children: Public Law Update (September 2015)

2nd September 2015


John Tughan KC

In this update John Tughan QC considers the following:

• recent authorities on the issue of whether to make adoption orders when there is a natural family member available and the child is placed for adoption;

• the President’s recent guidance on the adoption of children who are foreign nationals but habitually resident in the UK;

•  the President’s recent decision on the provision of legal aid where the care proceedings had been re-opened;

• guidance on the revocation of adoption orders; and

• a case on who should pay for the translation of documents.

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John Tughan KC