Appellate deference in Scottish child protection cases

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An examination of the different levels of appellate deference that requires to be shown by appeal courts to evaluative and outcome decisions of first instance tribunals, with particular reference to appeals from children's hearings to sheriffs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)149-177
Number of pages29
JournalEdinburgh Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2016


  • child protection
  • family law
  • childrens hearings

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