(Family Court, His Honour Judge Bellamy, 8 August 2017)
Costs – Care proceedings – Experts’ fees – Apportionment of cost
The court ordered that the cost of expert reports should be apportioned equally between the local authority and the guardian.
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IN THE FAMILY COURT SITTING AT DERBY
Case No. DE17CO0154
Before His Honour Judge Clifford Bellamy
(Judgment handed down on 8th August 2017)
Re J (Care Proceedings: Apportionment of Experts’ fees)
William Horwood, counsel for the local authority
Kathleen Hayter, counsel for the child
The parents appeared in person.
This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for it to be reported on the strict understanding that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any report no person other than the advocates and any other persons identified by name in the judgment itself may be identified by name and that in particular the anonymity of the child, the adult members of his family and their location must be strictly preserved.
Judgment: Re J (Care Proceedings Apportionment of Experts Fees).rtf