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Family President announces revised national listing protocol for applications that seek deprivation of liberty orders for children

23rd October 2023

Local Government Lawyer

    The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has announced that the organisation and listing of Deprivation of Liberty (DoL) orders relating to children under the inherent jurisdiction is being revised.

    This follows the conclusion of the National Deprivation of Liberty Court’s one year pilot in July 2023.

    It has been revealed that following an “extensive consultation” with judges and other stakeholders, the National DoL Court will no longer operate under that title.

    In future, all initial applications will be dealt with as part of the National DoL List (“NDL”) which will continue to be overseen as part of the work of the Family Division, the Sir Andrew announced.

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