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Making Special Guardianship Order before child has lived with prospective carers

Judgment has been given in the Court of Appeal case of Re P-S regarding final care orders vs SGO’s, in which the ALC intervened. This is a very important judgment. Read all about it via @suesspiciousminds excellent summary:

https://www.alc.org.uk/news_and_press/news_items/press_release_of_the_association_of_lawyers_for_children_case_of_re_p_s_201

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This Court of Appeal decision raises a number of interesting and important issues.

(It doesn’t have anything amusing in it or any 80s references, but you can’t have it all.  If you want, you can momentarily imagine that this is some litigation involving Barry Chuckle and Jimmy Krankie having a dispute as to who gets custody of a tiny hedgehog in a hat and that the key pieces of evidence involve (i) Jean Claude Van Damme doing the splits in the witness box (ii) how many ferrets Fred Dineage can pop down his trousers and (iii) the enduring mystery of exactly how much smack Zammo Maguire hoped to obtain by stealing and pawning Roland Browning’s alarm clock, thus making Roland late for an exam.  It  has none of this.  I remain on the lookout for such a case)

P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407 (18 June 2018)

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2018/1407.html

Essentially, the Court at first instance…

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