Long standing (or should that be ‘suffering’) readers will be familiar with the law that care proceedings are to be concluded within 26 weeks, as a result of the much beloved [sorry, that just broke my sarcasm filter] Children and Families Act 2014.
The twenty-six week timescale… a presence that looms over us like one of Scrooge’s ghosts at the foot of the bed pointing a bony finger towards us and muttering “repent, repent” [or ‘shame, shame’ if you watched this week’s Game of Thrones]
Never shake thy gory locks at me, to provide another reference for an unwelcome spectral presence.
The Court of Appeal had to deal with an appeal arising from a Judge who concluded a final hearing in September 2014 but then did not deliver a judgment until March 2015 – i.e…
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