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A Local Authority v M and others [2019] EWHC 1447 (Fam)
Date:28 NOV 2019
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(Family Division, Hayden J, 7 June 2019)

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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1447 (Fam)

Case No: ZC16C00911

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 07/06/2019

Before :

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE HAYDEN

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Between :

A Local Authority
Applicant

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M
1st Respondent

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F
2nd Respondent

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E
3rd Respondent

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W
4th Respondent

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X Y Z
(by their Children’s Guardian)
5th – 7th Respondent

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Mr N Goodwin QC & Mr Tim Parker (instructed by A Local Authority) for the Applicant
Ms A Ball QC & Ms Gemma Kelly (instructed by Freemans Solicitors) for the Respondent Mother
Mr A Bagchi QC & Ms Rebekah Wilson (instructed by Imran Khan & Co Solicitors) for the Respondent Father
Mr J Tughan QC & Ms Rebecca Foulkes (instructed by Harris Temperley Solicitors) for the Respondent (E)
Mr M Twomey QC & Ms Sarah Tyler (instructed by Miles & Partners) for the Respondent (W)
Mr G Bain & Ms Laura Harrington on behalf of the Children’s Guardian (instructed by Steel & Shamash Solicitors) for the Respondents (X,Y and Z)

Hearing dates: 21 January 2019 to 22 March 2019

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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.

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THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE HAYDEN

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: A Local Authority v M and Others [2019] EWHC 1447 (Fam)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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