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.
— Child Rights (CRIN) (@CRINwire) September 14, 2016
— Cian Murphy (@cianmurf) September 14, 2016
https://t.co/pleDXFkUAH Can Justice Peter Jackson get any more wonderful? A judgment written so the children involved can understand!
— Mark Neary (@MarkNeary1) September 14, 2016
Read our post on the importance of plain English here, especially when it comes to human rights, children and care proceedings like these.