In these times where every week seems to give family practitioners another raft of guidance to follow, another lecture on how awful we all are for not doing this that and the other and another bout of finger wagging, this case might make some of us happy.
Re J (A child) 2015
In which there was a terrible cock-up, and it wasted a lot of time and money, and was unfair and an apology had to be made. But for once, it was the Court having to say that they got it wrong, rather than wagging fingers at everyone else. Even more sweet because the apology was delivered by the President himself. (Fair play to him, he came out and did it straight)
This was a case where mother was told by Pauffley J to return her child to America forthwith. Mother made an application to appeal. That application…
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