by Matthew Hall

Listening to the radio not so long ago, stuck on the M5, I was struck by a Ukrainian saying I heard to the effect that in war, “hope dies last”. This got me thinking that In a different context, this could also apply to the work we do at Greens.

I have been acting for a lady who has had children removed previously by the local authority, and found herself with another child, in difficult circumstances. The local authority had again started care proceedings, and on the face of it, the prospects were not that good. However, she had hope that this time it would be different. She did what was needed, and the result is that she is now living with her child, a result that does not happen all that often.

Sadly, I was hoping that the motorway overhead sign saying “queue” did not in fact mean “semi-permanent gridlock”, but you can always dream.