Public children: Not a foregone conclusion

Natasha Kirk and James Sandiford ask when care proceedings should be withdrawn and highlight that the answer may not be obvious and caution must be taken The guardian’s grounds of appeal centred on criticism of the judge’s decision to determine the issue of threshold summarily, without hearing and testing the evidence of lay parties and …
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Cases Referenced

  • A County Council v DP & ors [2005] EWHC 1593 (Fam)
  • A Local Authority v X Y and Z (Permission to Withdraw) [2017] EWHC 3741 (Fam)
  • GC v A County Council & ors [2020] EWCA Civ 848
  • Re J A M and X (Children) [2014] EWHC 4648 (Fam)
  • Redbridge London Borough Council v B & ors [2011] EWHC 517 (Fam)