Latvian child who was found home alone in London flat will be adopted in UK

  • Girl was found alone in dirty south west London flat aged just 21 monthsA Latvian girl will be put up for adoption in the UK despite objections from the country’s prime minister, a Court of Appeal (pictured) judge has ruled
  • Mother fought move to put her up for adoption and denied neglecting child
  • Latvia’s parliament have complained to British Government about the case
  • Court of Appeal upheld decision for the second time to remove the child 
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‘Unprofessional’ social workers criticised by High Court judge

A High Court judge has criticised social workers for the way they treated a father fighting to prevent his child’s adoption. At the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Ms Justice Russell called the “unprofessional attempts” by workers at Brighton and Hove City Council to build a case against the father “reprehensible”. Read more on www.marilynstowe.co.uk

Top judge says family courts are ‘neither compassionate nor even humane’

A couple who have struggled to get legal aid while fighting to stop their three-year-old son being Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division of the High Court, said the public had a right to know “what is being done in their name” and called for the courts to adapt to the internet eraadopted could be forgiven for thinking that they are “trapped” in a system which is “neither compassionate nor even humane”, the most senior family court judge in England and Wales has said. Read more, click here

Child row pair win judge’s sympathy

Child row pair win judge’s sympathy read more, A couple who are fighting to stop their two-year-old son being adopted but cannot afford to pay for lawyers are in a “shocking” predicament, one of Britain’s leading judges has said Click here…

A top judge said he is disturbed at the predicament of a couple fighting to stop their two-year-old being adopted

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION) ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE EXETER DISTRICT REGISTRY, FAMILY DIVISION HHJ Tyzack QC

This is a very important judgement handed down by the high court. Appeal in care proceedings against findings of fact which, the mother claimed, were made in circumstances where there had been exhibited judicial bias. Appeal allowed.

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