Family Law Judgment Written In Plain English So Children Could Understand
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Family Law Judgment Written In Plain English So Children Could Understand

By Katie Jukes, Site Editor 14 Sep 2016
Young People

A family law judge has written a judgment in plain English so that the whole family can understand it, including children.

The case concerned children who were being taken in foster care.  The judgment contained facts about a complicated family history and discussed legal tests that are not straightforward.  The judgment is unusual in its effort to communicate in plain English and has been well-received on social media.

Read our post on the importance of plain English here, especially when it comes to human rights, children and care proceedings like these.

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Katie Jukes Site Editor

Katie Jukes is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Law department. She is a passionate believer in the protection of human rights and in communicating accurate, comprehensive information on human rights to the public.

Katie Jukes is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the Law department. She is a passionate believer in the protection of human rights and in communicating accurate, comprehensive information on human rights to the public.