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Re R (Closed Material Procedure: Special Advocates: Funding) [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam)

Sep 29, 2018, 21:09 PM
Costs – Closed material procedure – Special advocate – Funding
The police were directed to fund the use of a special advocate instructed on behalf of the father.
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(Family Division, Cobb J, 13 July 2017)

Costs – Closed material procedure – Special advocate – Funding

The police were directed to fund the use of a special advocate instructed on behalf of the father.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam)

Case No: CM15C02520

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 13/07/2017



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Re R (Closed Material Procedure: Special Advocates: Funding)

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Alison Ball QC and Matthew Fletcher for the Local Authority
Janet Bazley QC and Sharon Segal for the Mother
Mukul Chawla QC and Tom Bullmore (Mr. Bullmore from the Special Advocates’ Support Office) Special Advocate for the Mother in the closed proceedings
Ian Bugg for the Father
Ashley Underwood QC (instructed by Nicola Margiotta at the Special Advocates’ Support Office) proposed Special Advocate for the Father in the closed proceedings
Jeremy Johnson QC (instructed by the Head of Legal Services) for the relevant Police Constabulary 
Doushka Krish for the Children’s Guardian of R
David Martin from the Ministry of Justice who submitted correspondence but did not appear at the hearing 
The identities of the instructing solicitors in the Part IV CA 1989 proceedings have been omitted in the interests of preserving confidentiality.

Hearing dates: 12 June 2017

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Judgment Approved 

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.

 Re R (Closed Material Procedure Special Advocates Funding) [2017] EWHC 1793 (Fam).rtf

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