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Re ND (Court of Protection: Costs and Declarations) [2020] EWCOP 42

Date:30 OCT 2020
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(Court of Protection, Keehan J, 28 August 2020)

Public Law Children – Court of Protection – 18-year-old with ASD – Application for declarations and costs in relation to local authority failure to provide pathway plan

Declarations and a costs order were made regarding the failures of the local authority in planning for an 18-year-old who had ASD.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCOP 42

Case No: WV18C00289


Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 28/08/2020

Before :


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Re ND (Court of Protection: Costs and Declarations)

Between :

A Local Authority Applicant

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(By His Litigation Friend the Official Solicitor) 1st Respondent


MD 2nd Respondent


ED 3rd Respondent

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Mr S Nuvoloni QC and Ms K Taylor (instructed by Local Authority) for the Applicant
Ms E Sutton (instructed by [a firm]) for the 1st Respondent
The 2nd Respondent did not attend nor was she represented
Mr J McKendrick QC (instructed by [a firm]) for the 3rd Respondent

Hearing date: 3rd August

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.



This judgment was delivered in private.   The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved.   All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with.   Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Judgment: Re ND (Court of Protection Costs and Declarations) [2020] EWCOP 42

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