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08 NOV 2018

Hertfordshire CC v Ms T and Mr J [2018] EWHC 2796 (Fam)

Hertfordshire CC v Ms T and Mr J [2018] EWHC 2796 (Fam)

(Family Division, Keehan J, 3 August 2018)

Public Law Children – Care proceedings – Abuse by father – Mother failed to protect – Lucas direction

The court concluded that based upon the significant physical, emotional, psychological and sexual abuse of the children the only safe, necessary and proportionate outcome was that they be subject to care orders.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2018] EWHC 2796 (Fam)

Case No. WD17C01307

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand


Date: Friday 3 August 2018


Before:

MR JUSTICE KEEHAN

(In Private)

B E T W E E N :
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HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Applicant

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(1) MS T
(2) MR J
Respondents

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MR R SINGH appeared on behalf of the Applicant.
MR R TRESMAN appeared on behalf of the First Respondent.
The Second Respondent did not attend and was not represented.
MS F KING appeared on behalf of the Guardian.

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J U D G M E N T 

This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.


Judgment: 
Hertfordshire CC v Ms T and Mr J [2018] EWHC 2796 (Fam.rtf

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