.. the most drastic that any judge in any jurisdiction is ever empowered to make.

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I have said this many times in the past but it must never be forgotten that, with the state’s abandonment of the right to impose capital sentences, orders of the kind which family judges are typically invited to make in public law proceedings are amongst the most drastic that any judge in any jurisdiction is ever empowered to make.

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division and President of the Court of Protection, from his speech at the Annual Conference of the Society of Editors ‘Freedom to Inform’ London, 11 November 2013.