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No presumed anonymity for local authorities (A local authority v A mother and others)

Published on: 30 January 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • No presumed anonymity for local authorities (A local authority v A mother and others)
  • Original news
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • How common is it for a local authority to be named? How does such a decision fit in with concerns as to ‘jigsaw identification’?
  • Briefly, what was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • While the judge stated that the outcome was fact-specific, what should practitioners and local authorities note from this decision?

Article summary

Family analysis: Jo-Anna Jellings, associate in the family department at JMW Solicitors, comments on the Family Court’s approach in A local authority v A mother and others to issues of transparency and the naming of local authorities in children proceedings. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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