Well I must admit the Supreme Court LIVE coverage of Petrodel v Prest has undoubtedly left me wanting more live action direct from the courts. It really does offer the opportunity to achieve a greater understanding of the issues involved and also of the work of our highest court. In the meantime the final judgment in this case is hotly awaited! We will of course be on hand to report as soon as it emerges.
The High Court and Court of Appeal have not been idle this week either.
The Queen's Bench Division judgment in R (X) v London Borough of Tower Hamlets  EWHC 480 (Admin) concerned a challenge by the claimant foster carer of three children with complex needs who were also her nieces and nephews of the local authority policy to pay family foster carers (also including unrelated friends of families) a lower allowance than independent foster carers. The local authority...
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