Pauffley J deprecates Justices adopting LAs’ ‘Facts and Reasons’ in care proceedings

In Re NL (A child) (Appeal: Interim Care Order: Facts and Reasons) [2014] EWHC 270 (Fam) Mrs Justice Pauffley has deprecated the widespread practice in care proceedings in the family proceedings court by which parties, usually the local authority, draft the 'Facts and Reasons' which are then adopted by the Justices.

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