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A Local Authority v X, Y and Z (Permission to Withdraw) [2017] EWHC 3741 (Fam)

Date:17 APR 2018
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(Family Division, MacDonald J, 8 December 2017)

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The local authority was given permission to withdraw the application for care orders.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2017] EWHC 3741 (Fam)
Case No: ZE16C00827
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 08/12/2017



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A Local Authority
- and –

A Mother
First Respondent


A Father
Second Respondent


X, Y and Z
(By their Children’s Guardian)
Third to Fifth Respondents

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Mr Christopher Barnes (instructed by a Local Authority Legal Department) for the Applicant
Ms Allison Munroe (instructed by S A Carr & Co) for the First Respondent
Ms Lorna Meyer QC (instructed by Fountain Solicitors) for the Second Respondent
Ms Samantha King (instructed by Freemans Solicitors) for the Third to Fifth Respondents

Hearing dates: 6 December 2017

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Judgment Approved


This judgment was delivered in private. The Judge has given permission for this anonymised version of the judgment (and any of the facts and matters contained in it) to be published on condition always that the names and the addresses of the parties and the children must not be published. For the avoidance of doubt, the strict prohibition on publishing the names and addresses of the parties and the children will continue to apply where that information has been obtained by using the contents of this judgment to discover information already in the public domain. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that these conditions are strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Judgment: A Local Authority v X, Y and Z (Permission to Withdraw) [2017] EWHC 3741 (Fam).rtf

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