The second update to the Family Procedure (Adoption) Rules contains amendments to the following practice directions and rules on the dates specified below:
Part 7 Litigation Friend, Children's Guardian, Reporting Officer and Children and Famiy Reporter
Amendments to rule 55(1)(a) add a requirement to obtain the Official Solicitor's consent when the court appoints the Official Solicitor as a litigation friend (in force on 3.11.2008).
Part 9 Procedure for other Applications in Proceedings
Amendments to rule 95 correct an oversight in the rule as first drafted (in force on 3.11.2008 and 6.04.2009).
Practice Direction supplementing Part 19
Amendments to paragraphs 2 to 8 give effect to the undertaking that magistrates will be required to give reasons for their decisions in all relevant cases (in force on 06.04.2009).