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Listing Final Hearings in Adoption cases


President of the Family Division Guidance


  1. This Guidance is issued with the purpose of clarifying the legal requirements and practical arrangements for final hearings in adoption applications and adoption visits.
  2. In this Guidance:
    1. “the 2002 Act” means the Adoption and Children Act 2002;
    2. “the 1989 Act” means the Children Act 1989;
    3. any reference to a rule by number is a reference to the rule so numbered in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010);
    4. the term ‘judge’ includes magistrates.
  • See the link below for the full President of the Family Division Guidance