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March Family Law Case Comments: Highlights

Date:6 MAR 2014
Law Reporter

Samantha Bangham - Family Law Reporter As the President’s campaign for greater transparency in the family courts gains momentum the volume of cases being reported in FLR and Family Law is ever increasing making both products a valuable resource for any family law professional.

This month’s Family Law case commentary includes judgments from a case which attracted great media interest (with associated occasionally inaccurate reporting!). Mostyn J’s judgment in Re AA (Mental Capacity: Enforced Caesarean) [2012] EWHC 4378 (COP) [2014] FLR forthcoming  really does warrant a full read in order to fully understand the factual reality of the application presented by the NHS Trust for an enforced caesarean. Caroline Bridge’s case comment provides a comprehensive analysis of the decision and outlines the reasoning for the release of the judgment in order to dispel the myths that were circulated in the media.

Commentary is also provided on the follow-up judgment from His Honour Judge Newton in Re P (Care and Placement...

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