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Andrew Pack
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Andrew Pack is a care lawyer at Brighton and Hove City Council and their in-house advocate. He has also represented parents in care proceedings.

He is the creator and author of the Suesspicious Minds child law blog, which deals with public law, private law, social work, serious case reviews and Court of Protection cases.
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Care Lawyer
Andrew Pack is a care lawyer at Brighton and Hove City Council and their in-house advocate. He has also represented parents in care proceedings.

He is the creator and author of the Suesspicious Minds child law blog, which deals with public law, private law, social work, serious case reviews and Court of Protection cases.
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What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?I am a care lawyer for Brighton and Hove City Council. I run care proceedings on behalf of the local authority: giving advice, polishing...
Without getting too party political in this piece, it is the policy of this current Government to revoke the Human Rights Act 1998, and to replace it with a British Bill of Rights. We don’t yet...
Rather like the last piece, there’s something of a similarity between politics and negotiations in family law – last time it was that promises in manifestos and promises in care plans can have...
As the country is in the grip of what I couldn't really describe as 'Election Fever' but something more akin to 'Election Nausea' following the televised debates, I did get to thinking about the...
The immortal Peter Cook once observed 'I could have been a Judge, but I never had the Latin for the judgin’' – like Peter Cook, I never really had a grasp on Latin, but the one bit that did...
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 set up provisions for people who have entered into a surrogacy agreement to obtain a parental order, giving them legal rights. There have...
As you might have detected, the author of this piece likes case law – perhaps to a point which is beyond the lethal dose for most well-balanced adults. With that in mind, the central question of...
It is easy to forget, 18 months on, that Re B-S (Adoption: Application of s 47(5)) [2013] EWCA Civ 1146, [2014] 1 FLR 1035 was fundamentally a case dealing with an appeal from a judge’s refusal to...
Following the recent batch of Court of Appeal authorities, which may or may not have coincidentally been timed with the decline in adoption statistics, the Court of Appeal have given...
The Court of Appeal are still working their way through the backlog of appeals that were generated after the decision in Re B-S and the flurry of successful appeals that followed (combined with the...
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