Spotlight
Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2021 edition due out in May
Court of Protection Practice 2021
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
Re R (Children) (Control of Court Documents) [2021] EWCA Civ 162
(Court of Appeal (Civil Division), King, Peter Jackson, Elisabeth Laing LJJ, 12 February 2021)Practice and Procedure – Disclosure of court documents – Sexual abuse findings –...
AG v VD [2021] EWFC 9
(Family Court, Cohen J, 04 February 2021) Financial Remedies – Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, Part III – Russian divorceThe wife was awarded just under £6m...
Become the new General Editor of The Family Court Practice, the definitive word on family law and procedure
The Family Court Practice (‘The Red Book’) is widely acknowledged as the leading court reference work for all family practitioners and the judiciary. We are currently recruiting a...
SCTS releases new simplified divorce and dissolution forms for Scotland
The Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS) has released new simplified divorce and dissolution forms of application. As a result of legislation repealing Council Regulation EC 2201/2003, the...
Welsh Government launches consultation on amendments to adoption regulations
The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on the proposed amendments to the Adoption Agencies (Wales) Regulations 2005 and the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (Wales) Regulations 2015....
View all articles
Authors

FAMILY PROCEEDINGS: Re B (Contact: Appointment of Guardian) [2009] EWCA

Sep 29, 2018, 17:09 PM
Slug : re-b-contact-appointment-of-guardian-2009-ewca
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Mar 31, 2009, 04:22 AM
Article ID : 87129

(Court of Appeal; Thorpe and Wall LJJ and Holman J; 31 March 2009)

Contact proceedings concerning the child had been going on for 10 years, since the child was 4 years old. The father was currently having no contact with the child. Because of the father's dissatisfaction with the help he was getting from the Cafcass officer appointed as guardian, the court invited the National Youth Advocacy Service to intervene in the proceedings, for the purpose of preparing a report as to what assistance could be offered to re-establish face-to-face contact, and to consider whether NYAS could replace the Cafcass officer as guardian. The response from NYAS was that it was unable to undertake the work involved unless formally appointed under Family Proceedings Rules, r 9.5. The judge rejected the father's application for the appointment of NYAS to replace the guardian.

The father's appeal was dismissed. Given the long period during which the existing guardian had been involved in the case, and the potential effect on the child of replacement, the judge had been entitled to refuse to replace the guardian.

Categories :
  • Archive
  • Judgments
Tags :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from