Appeal judge Lord Justice Ward is to return to the High Court bench this week for a 20 October hearing in a mammoth case he heard while he was a Family Division judge. Although the hearing will be in private, he will make public his judgment in the case, the longest ever wardship action to come before UK courts. The hearing centres on a religious sect called the Children of God, which was founded in the 1960s. It involves an application by a London woman, whose daughter and son were recruited as members of the sect, to have her two-year-old grandson made a ward of court.
The recent Which? survey on solicitors, for all its failings, has some valid points. The question of costs is one which the profession still has to come to grips with although there has been much improvement on this score since the Law Society introduced its guidelines. However, there is much room for manoeuvre and firms […]