Case Law

Psychological assessments in care proceedings: E (A Child) (Care and Placement Orders) [2023] EWCA Civ 721

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By Tim Spencer-Lane Introduction There have been longstanding concerns about the instruction of experts in Family Court proceedings. For example, it has been recognised that this is a primary reason for delays in proceedings, and that parties are too ready to apply for expert assessments and judges are too ready to grant such applications. However, […]

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