Supreme Court dismisses local authority’s appeal in J (Children)

The real possibility that the parent caring for the child has harmed a child in the past is not by itself sufficient,’ says Lady Hale.

The Supreme Court has dismissed the local authority's appeal in In the Matter of J (Children)[2013] UKSC 9.

Read the full article on the Family Law Week website.


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