I come not to praise “nothing else will do” but to bury it


suesspiciousminds

I think one could safely say that five Court of Appeal decisions in five weeks whose thrust is “don’t come wingeing to us about nothing else will do” counts as a hint being heavily dropped, much like my own heavy-handed hints that a Darcey Bussell calendar would hit the spot over this festive period.

Hints, of course, are not always taken.

[I know of more forthcoming decisions from the Court of Appeal, and I suspect there will be a few working their way through the system before Counsel for the appellant makes a difficult telephone call saying “we’re doomed, we need to drop this”]

Re T (Children ) (Rev 1) 2014

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/1549.html

The original case had involved 6 children, the youngest two being made subject to Placement Orders, and the older four being made subject to Supervision Orders and placed with their father.

The mother’s appeal was largely based on…

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