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Lancashire County Council v E & F and others [2020] EWHC 182 (Fam)

Feb 17, 2020, 11:33 AM
Sexual abuse – Disclosure – Religion – Duty of confidentiality
The Family Division held that the witness summons should be upheld and disclosure ordered.
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(Family Division, Lieven J, 4 February 2020)

Sexual abuse – Disclosure – Religion – Duty of confidentiality

The Family Division held that the witness summons should be upheld and disclosure ordered.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 182 (Fam)

Case No: PR19C00551

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 04/02/2020

Before :

MRS JUSTICE LIEVEN

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Between :

LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Applicants

and

E & F
First Respondents

and

MOTHER
Second Respondent

and

FATHER
Third Respondent

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Ms Irving QC and Mr Buchan (instructed by Lancashire County Council) for the Applicants
Mr Rothery (instructed by Forbes Solicitors) for the First Respondents
Ms Hobson (instructed by Farleys Solicitors) for the Second Respondent
Ms Goodman (instructed by Steele Smith Solicitors) for the Third Respondent
Mr Achonu (instructed by Christian Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses) for A & B

Hearing dates: 28 January 2020

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.

 

Judgment: Lancashire County Council v E & F [2020] EWHC 182 (Fam)

 

 

 

 

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