Further guidance on this issue has been provided in the recent case of Re (1) M (2) N (Twins: Relinquished Babies: Parentage)  EWFC 31.
In public family proceedings, it is often necessary for numerous documents to be translated. This can produce significant costs for local authorities, privately funded respondent parties and the Legal Aid Agency.
The recent Court of Appeal decision in London Borough of Hackney v Williams & Williams  EWCA Civ 26 examines whether parental consent is necessary for accommodation of a child under section 20 of the Children Act 1989.
This case includes a relatively rare finding by the Court of Appeal that a Deputy High Court Judge had committed a breach of the Article 8 rights of two individuals, a social worker and a police officer.