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LC (A Child - Placement Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 787

Date:15 JUL 2020
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(Court of Appeal, Baker, Carr LJJ and Sir Stephen Richards, 23 June 2020)

Placement order – Judge refused the authority's application for a placement order – Authority appealed

The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal; the judge had carried out a fair and balanced analysis.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 787

Case No: B4/2020/0448

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE WEST LONDON FAMILY COURT
Recorder Thain

ZW18C00427 and ZW47/19

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 23 June 2020

Before :

LORD JUSTICE BAKER
LADY JUSTICE CARR DBE and

SIR STEPHEN RICHARDS

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IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION AND CHILDREN ACT 2002

AND IN THE MATTER OF LC (PLACEMENT ORDER)

Between :

A LONDON BOROUGH

Appellant

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

Respondent

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Deirdre Fottrell QC and Richard O’Sullivan (instructed by Local Authority Solicitor) for the Appellant
James Holmes (instructed by Duncan Lewis Solicitors) for the Second Respondent
Gemma Taylor QC and Philip McCormack (instructed by Harris Temperley LLP) for the Third Respondent
The First Respondent was present but not represented.

Hearing date: 4 June 2020

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Approved Judgment

Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties’ representatives by email, release to BAILII and publication on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website. The date and time for hand down is deemed to be 10:30 on Tuesday 23 June 2020

Judgment: LC (A Child) (Placement Order) [2020] EWCA Civ 787

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