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EDM (Early Day Motion) 545: tabled on 09 October 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 1 Member. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that HHJ Hindley refused permission to appeal for a mother who applied for permission on the basis that the mother's barrister, Andrew Neaves, had deliberately undermined the mother's case and the court of first instance had wrongly concluded that she accepted that the S31 threshold had been met when she had not; further notes that HHJ Hindley argued that the application was out of time because, although it was not 21 days after the receipt of the transcript of the judgment, the mother could have applied through her barrister without the judgment; further notes that in refusing permission to appeal the mother has been prevented from having her case considered even on paper by the court of appeal; and calls on the House to establish a Committee to review her case and requests that the Justice Select Committee begins an inquiry into the challenges faced by parents wishing to challenge the adoption of their children and what changes are needed to the Access to Justice Act 1999.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.