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Re AV (A Child) (Expert Report) [2020] EWCA Civ 346

Date:29 APR 2020
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(Court of Appeal, Baker and Popplewell LJJ, 5 March 2020)

Care proceedings – Expert evidence – Judge refused permission for instruction of a child psychiatrist as an expert witness

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 346

Case No: B4.2020/0242

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)

ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 5 March 2020

Before :

LORD JUSTICE BAKER and

LORD JUSTICE POPPLEWELL

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IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN ACT 1989

AND IN THE MATTER OF AV (EXPERT REPORT)

Between :

A MOTHER

Appellant

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A LOCAL AUTHORITY (1)
A FATHER (2)
AV (BY HIS CHILDREN’S GUARDIAN) (3)

Respondent

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Nicholas Goodwin QC and Jack Redmond for the Appellant
Julie Sparrow and William Horwood for the First Respondent
Karl Rowley QC and Christopher Rank for the Second Respondent
Joanna Moody for the Third Respondent

Hearing date: 5 March 2020

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Approved Judgment

This judgment was delivered in public but it is ordered that in any published version of the judgment no person other than the advocates and other persons named in this version of the judgment shall be identified by name or location and that in particular the anonymity of the child and members of his family must be strictly preserved.

Judgment: Re AV (A Child)(Expert Report) [2020] EWCA Civ 346

 

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