The leap from an arrogant lawyer to an arrogant Judge isn’t that hard to see. I propose putting forward Stephen Dodds’ name as the most arrogant British judge of this generation.
#UK #CoA slams Judge Dodds for “unprincipled” approach to #FinalCareOrders! http://wp.me/p1xXtb-4f2 via @truthrazor
Some extraordinary appeals kicking around – there’s a cracker called Re A, which involves a judge shouting at a 13 year old child and threatening to make costs orders against her personally (but I’m waiting for that to go up on Bailii).
In the meantime, this little treasure.
Re S-W children 2015
Three children, 14, 11 and 10. They’d been living with grandparents for about a year and a half by the time the case came to Court, because the mother was having problems with alcohol and drugs and was struggling to end a violent relationship. There had been a period just before issue where rehabilitation looked like a possibility, but the assessment looking at that had been unsuccessful.
It wasn’t an initial hearing where there looked to be great prospects of these children returning to mother’s care, but one has to bear in mind that these were not…
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