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Family judges must justify delaying final decisions

Leona Harrison and Rachael Banks were successfully involved in a recent Appeal in the Court of Appeal that Miss Harrison had advised the Appellants to pursue.

Handing down judgment last week in S-L (Children: Adjournment), Lord Justice Peter Jackson said adjourning a decision ‘is a positive choice that requires proper weighing-up of the advantages and disadvantages and a lively awareness that the passage of time has consequences’.

Read the BAILII case report. The decision was also covered in The Law Society Gazette.