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Re H-W (children); Re H-W (children) (No 2) [2022] UKSC 17

Date:22 JUN 2022
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(Supreme Court, Lord Hodge, Deputy President, Lord Kitchin, Lord Burrows, Lord Hughes, Dame Siobhan Keegan, 15 May 2022)

Care proceedings – Long term removal of children – Appeal – Proportionality of orders

The Supreme Court allowed the appeals by the mother and her partner against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, to uphold the judge's decision to make care orders with a plan for the removal of three of the mother's children into foster care.

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THE COURT ORDERED that no one shall publish or reveal the name or address of the Appellants who are the subject of these proceedings or publish or reveal any information which would be likely to lead to the identification of the Appellants or of any member of their family in connection with these proceedings.


Trinity Term
[2022] UKSC 17

On appeal from: [2021] EWCA Civ 1451



In the matter of H-W (Children)
In the matter of H-W (Children) (No 2)


Lord Hodge, Deputy President
Lord Kitchin
Lord Burrows
Lord Hughes

Dame Siobhan Keegan


15 June 2022

Heard on 22 March 2022


1st Appellant (M (mother of C, D, E and F))
(Acting Pro Bono)
Hannah Markham QC
Kate Makepeace Grieve
Lara Izzard-Hobbs

(Instructed by Bastian Lloyd Morris LLP)

2nd Appellant (F3 (partner of M and father of F) (also a respondent for M’s application))
(Acting Pro Bono)
Will Tyler QC
Emily Beer
Amy Stout
(Instructed by Crane & Staples Solicitors)

1st Respondent (A Local Authority)
Damian Woodward-Carlton QC
Sharan Bhachu
Katie Phillips

(Instructed by A Local Authority)

2nd Respondent (F1 (father of C and D)
(written submissions only)
Baldip Singh
(Instructed by Philcox Gray Solicitors)

3rd Respondent [F2 (father of E)]

4th, 5th and 6th Respondents (Childrens’ Guardians)
Cyrus Larizadeh QC
Amanda Meusz
(Instructed by David Barney & Co)


Judgment: Re H-W (Children) [2022] UKSC 17

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