LCN v KF Neutral citation: [2019] EWCOP 1

WTLR Issue: Summer 2019 #175

In the matter of: IN THE COURT OF PROTECTION IN THE MATTER OF THE MENTAL CAPACITY ACT 2005 IN THE MATTER OF CJF BETWEEN :

LCN

V

1) KF

2) AH

3) EH

4) CJF (By his Litigation Friend, THE OFFICIAL SOLICITOR)

Analysis

CJF was a thirteen year old boy who suffered very serious neurological damage at birth. He was initially cared for by his mother, KJF, but she had also suffered complications as a result of CJF’s birth, so he ended up being cared for by a foster parent, LR under a Special Guardianship order. LR passed away in 2013, and the Special Guardianship order was transferred to LR’s daughter, EH, and her husband, AH. CJF’s father, BJF, had denied his paternity, was not named on his birth certificate, and had played no role in CJF’s life.

Counsel details

Justin Homes (Radcliffe Chambers, 11 New Square, Holborn, London WC2A 3QB) for the Applicant


Eliza Eagling (5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3XT) for the first respondent


Simon James Heapy (The Law Society) solicitor for the second and third respondents


Ruth Hughes (5 Stone Buildings, Lincoln’s Inn, London WC2A 3XT) for the fourth respondent