About the Family Law Week blog

The Family Law Week Blog is a companion site to Family Law Week. It complements the news, cases and articles published on Family Law Week with additional comment and coverage of the wider aspects of family law.

The Blog is edited by Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court and Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Care fees not irrational

Community care reports that four councils' application for Judicial Review of the care fees hike has been unsuccessful. The full judgment from Bailii is here . Dyson LJ in the lead had no trouble dismissing each and every argument put forward by the local authorities. Bennett J (who has been having a busy time of it!) saw much force in the arguments advanced by the Law Society and NSPCC but ultimately felt compelled to agree with the lead judgment.

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