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View from the Foot of the Tower: Two steps forward, two steps back

Date:17 DEC 2014
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Care Lawyer
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 a heavyweight judgment in Re R (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1625.

One would be charitable in describing the appeal itself as flimsy it is somewhat surprising that it ever made it past permission stage.

Somewhat unusually the judgment was preceded with newspaper articles the day before dropping hints that this was going to be a major reset of 'nothing else will do' to something more akin to 'if adoption is in the best interests of the child' and that this was going to be the Court of Appeal embracing the  'Mythbuster' document.

So is it?

Well ...

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