Early day motion 126

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SOLICITORS AND THE FAMILY COURT PROCESSES

That this House notes the comments of a senior social worker that meetings have been held during which solicitors acting for parents have discussed how to undermine the cases of their clients; further notes that there are many odd cases in which solicitors fail to oppose care proceedings or accept that the section 31 threshold has been met notwithstanding the opposition of their clients; recognises that reporting and obtaining the investigation of such behaviour outwith parliamentary proceedings remains a contempt of court for hon. Members; and asks the Solicitors Regulatory Authority to review the implementation of the new solicitors' code of conduct and how this relates to conflicts of interest in the Family Court.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 08.11.2007
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 08.11.2007
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 08.11.2007
Conway, Derek Conservative Party Old Bexley and Sidcup 13.11.2007
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 08.11.2007
Gidley, Sandra Liberal Democrats Romsey 12.11.2007
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 13.11.2007
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 07.11.2007
Howarth, David Liberal Democrats Cambridge 05.12.2007
Price, Adam Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 22.02.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 15.11.2007
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 08.11.2007
Winterton, Nicholas Conservative Party Macclesfield 12.11.2007