UCL Faculty of Laws


Matters of welfare and matters of law

'Matters of welfare and matters of law' discusses the judgement in the case of Re B (A Child: Post-Adoption Contact).

Child using chalk on the ground

11 June 2019

Image credit: Photo by Jelleke Vanooteghem on Unsplash 

Publication details 

George, Rob (2019) ‘Matters of welfare and matters of law’, Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. Available online: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/10075457/


The President of the Family Division knows a thing or two about both ‘welfare’ and ‘law’, but his judgment in Re B (A Child: Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29 raises in passing some tricky questions about how the two concepts fit together.