PUBLIC LAW N (A Child) (Adoption Order)  EWFC 1491 Consideration of special guardianship orders against adoption orders particularly in light of Re B-S  EWCA Civ 813. Concerning a child, N, aged 5. N was born prematurely and spent the first seven months of her life in...Read More
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PUBLIC LAW R (A Child)  EWCA Civ 270 Appeal by a father against findings of fact. Observations by the Court of Appeal regarding the weight to be attached to flawed ABE interview and the threshold for dislodging findings of fact on appeal. The father appealed against findings...Read More
PUBLIC LAW Re S (A Child)  EWCA 135 Appeal by father against care and placement orders that had been made in respect of his daughter in July 2013 on the basis that the orders were not compliant with Re B-S. A-M was one of four children of...Read More
PUBLIC LAW Re NL (A Child) (Appeal: Interim Care Order: Facts and Reasons)  EWHC 270 (Fam) Appeal by a mother against the interim removal of her newborn baby. The mother had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse and the local authority had been involved with...Read More
PUBLIC LAW Surrey County Council v Al-Hilli & Others (4)  EWHC 4394 (Fam) Application by the police (opposed by the local authority and the guardian) to be joined as a party to care proceedings The subject children’s parents were tragically murdered whilst on holiday in the French...Read More
PUBLIC LAW A Local Authority v DB & Others  EWHC 4066 (Fam) Fact finding hearing to consider whether a child died as a result of non-accidental injuries and if so, to consider who the perpetrator of the injuries was. 19 month old child was taken to hospital...Read More