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15 MAY 2019

A Local Authority v A Mother and Others [2019] EWCA Civ 799

A Local Authority v A Mother and Others [2019] EWCA Civ 799

(Court of Appeal, Moylan, Peter Jackson, Baker LJJ, 9 May 2019)

Public law children – Care proceedings – Fact finding – Findings that mother had harmed child by co-sleeping - Appeal

The appeal from findings that the child’s injuries were sustained while co-sleeping with the mother was allowed and the judgment below was set aside.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWCA Civ 799

Case No: B4/2019/0291

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT AT WATFORD
HH Judge Middleton-Roy

WD18C00668

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 9 May 2019

Before :

LORD JUSTICE MOYLAN
LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON and

LORD JUSTICE BAKER

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IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN ACT 1989

AND IN THE MATTER OF A (A CHILD)

Between :

A LOCAL AUTHORITY

Appellant

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A MOTHER (1)
A FATHER (2)
A (by her children’s guardian) (3)

Respondent

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Samantha King QC and Robin Powell (instructed by Local Authority Solicitor) for the Appellant local authority
Andrew Norton QC and Emma Hudson (instructed by Attwaters Jameson and Hill) for the Mother
Naomi Carpenter (instructed by Barnes and Partners) for the Father
Daniel Sheridan (instructed by Duncan Lewis) for the Child, by her children’s guardian

Hearing date : 3 April 2019

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