Family lawyer organisation, Resolution, has issued two joint notes to assist family lawyers in England and Wales ahead of the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period at 11 pm on 31 December...
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Apr 10, 2018, 08:08 AM
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In Re D (Non-Availability of Legal Aid) (No 2)  EWFC 2,  1 FLR 1247, and again in Re D (Adoption) (No 3)  EWFC 1,  1 FLR 237, I considered various important procedural and substantive issues in relation to parents with a learning disability. In Re D (No 2) I considered, in particular, the use of intermediaries in such cases. In Re D (No 3) I endorsed what had been said by Gillen J in Re Guardian and A (Care Order: Freeing Order: Parents with a Learning Disability)  NI Fam 8.
Since then, the important provisions set out in the Family Procedure Rules Part 3A and PD3AA have come into force. These should go some way, though not as far I would have wished, in addressing some of these issues.