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CS v SBH and Others [2019] EWHC 634 (Fam)
Date:28 MAR 2019
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(Family Division, Williams J, 18 March 2019)

Practice and procedure – Representation of child – Permission to appeal by child directly – Whether an appeal was part of the original proceedings – Whether the child had sufficient understanding to instruct a solicitor

The child was not permitted to instruct a solicitor without the guardian: the test in FPR 16.6 (6) had not been met.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 634 (Fam)

Case No: 2019/0014

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 18/03/2019

Before :

MR JUSTICE WILLIAMS

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Between :

CS 
Proposed Child Appellant

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SBH
1st Respondent

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FS
2nd Respondent

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Andreea Juravle
(Children's Guardian)
3rd Respondent

 (Appeal FPR 16.5: Sufficiency of Child's Understanding)
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Barbara Hopkin instructed by the Proposed Child Applicant
The 1st Respondent was unrepresented
Mark Jarman (instructed by Direct Access) for the 2nd Respondent
Richard Jones (instructed by Freemans Solicitors on behalf of Cafcass) for the 3rd Respondent
 

Hearing dates: 27th February 2019 

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Judgment: CS v SBH and others [2019] EWHC 634 (Fam)

 

 

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