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Re C (Children: Covid 19: Representation) [2020] EWCA Civ 734

Date:24 JUN 2020
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(Court of Appeal, King, Peter Jackson, Asplin LJJ, 10 June 2020)

Care proceedings – Procedure – Remote hearing

The Court of Appeal dismissed the mother’s appeal, holding that it was in the public interest and the interests of children and families that, wherever it can happen in a safe and fair manner, the work of the courts should continue.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 734

Case No: B4/2020/0715

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT (FAMILY DIVISION)
Mr Justice Williams

ZC19C00356

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 10 June 2020

Before :

LADY JUSTICE KING
LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON
and

LADY JUSTICE ASPLIN

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Re C (Children)(Covid-19: Representation)

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Elizabeth Isaacs QC, Mark Rawcliffe, and Lachlan Stewart (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) for the Appellant Mother
William Tyler QC and Tim Parker (instructed by the Local Authority Solicitor) for the Respondent Local Authority
Mark Twomey QC and Siobhan Kelly (instructed by TV Edwards) for the Respondent Father 1
Trisan Hyatt (instructed by Faradays Solicitors) for the Respondent Father 2
Darren Howe QC and Sally Stone (instructed by Creighton & Partners) for the Respondent Children by their Children’s Guardian

Tina Cook QC and Joy Brereton (instructed by Powell Spencer & Partners) for the Intervener

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 at 10:30am on Wednesday, 10 June 2020.

Judgment: Re C (Children Covid 19 Representation) [2020] EWCA Civ 734

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