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The Family Procedure (Adoption) Rules 2005

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What the court or a court officer will do once the court has made a decision about appointing a children’s guardian

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60.—(1) Where the court refuses an application under rule 59(2)(a) it will give reasons for the refusal and the court or a court officer will—

(a)record the refusal and the reasons for it; and

(b)as soon as practicable, notify the parties and either the Service or the Assembly of a decision not to appoint a children’s guardian.

(2) Where the court appoints a children’s guardian under rule 59 a court officer will record the appointment and, as soon as practicable, will—

(a)inform the parties and either the Service or the Assembly; and

(b)unless it has already been sent, send the children’s guardian a copy of the application and copies of any document filed with the court in the proceedings.

(3) A court officer also has a continuing duty to send the children’s guardian a copy of any other document filed with the court during the course of the proceedings.

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