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Re M (Children: Applications By Email) [2021] EWCA Civ 806

Date:10 JUN 2021
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(Court of Appeal (Civil Division), Peter Jackson, Simler, Phillips LJJ, 28 May 2021)

Case management – Failure to attend psychological assessment – Mother’s mother had died – Mother had cognitive difficulties – Order for assessment to take place discharged following email exchange - Appeal

The appeal was allowed and the original order for a psychological assessment of the mother to take place was revived.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWCA Civ 806

Case No: B4/2021/0767

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT AT DERBY
Her Honour Judge Williscroft
DE20C00299

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 28 May 2021

Before :


LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON
LADY JUSTICE SIMLER
and

LORD JUSTICE PHILLIPS

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M (Children: Applications by Email)

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Karen Kabweru-Namulemu (instructed by Eddowes Waldron Solicitors) for the Appellant Mother
William Horwood (instructed by Derby City Council) for the Respondent Local Authority
Nicholas Howell-Jones (instructed by Bhatia Best Solicitors) for the Respondent Father 2
Kathryn Moran (instructed by Timms Solicitors) for the Respondent Children by their Children’s Guardian

and (by written submissions only)

Deborah Seitler (instructed by Cartwright King Solicitors) for the Respondent Father 1
Anne Williams (instructed by Elliot Mather Solicitors) for the Respondent Uncle and Aunt

Hearing date : 25 May 2021

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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 Friday, 28 May 2021.

Judgment: Re M (Children Applications by Email) [2021] EWCA Civ 806

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