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Re P (Circumcision: Child in Care) [2021] EWHC 1616 (Fam)

Date:23 JUN 2021
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(Family Division, Cobb J, 14 June 2021)

Parental Responsibility – Circumcision – 21-month-old Muslim child – Raised in non-Muslim household of extended family – Mother sought child’s circumcision

The court held that the decision as to whether the child should be circumcised would be deferred until later in his life. 


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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 1616 (Fam)

Case No: LS19C00525

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION


Coverdale House
East Parade
Leeds

Date: 14/06/2021

Before:

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB

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Between:

M
Applicant

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X Local Authority
P
(By his Children’s Guardian)
Respondents

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Re P (a child) (circumcision: child in care) 

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Ms Semaab Shaikh (instructed by [a firm]) for the Mother
Mr William Lindsay (instructed by [a firm]) for the Father
Ms Louise McCallum (instructed by Local Authority solicitor) for the Local Authority
Ms Sara Anning (instructed by [a firm]) for the Children’s Guardian


Hearing dates: 29 April 2021

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Approved Judgment

I direct that no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.

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THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB

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 P (Circumcision. Child in Care) [2021] EWHC 1616 (Fam)

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