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Re S (A Child : Finding of Fact) [2020] EWCA Civ 1382

Date:5 NOV 2020
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(Court of Appeal, Underhill VP, Peter Jackson, Lewis LJJ, 27 October 2020) 

Public Law Children – Fact-finding – Injury to child of unknown cause – Mother and partner exonerated – Appeal

The Local Authority appeal from a decision finding that the mother and/or her partner had not caused the injuries to the child was allowed.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 1382

Case No: B4/2020/1534

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT AT HERTFORD
HHJ McPhee
WD19C01375


Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 27 October 2020

Before :


LORD JUSTICE UNDERHILL
(Vice-President of the Court of Appeal (Civil Division))

LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON 
and

LORD JUSTICE LEWIS 

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S (A Child: Finding of Fact)

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Christopher McWatters (instructed by Hertfordshire County Council) for the Appellant Local Authority
Grant Keyes (instructed by Family Law Group) for the Respondent Mother
Atim Oji (instructed by Davjunnel Solicitors Ltd) for the Respondent Father
Judith Charlton (instructed by Hameed & Co Solicitors) for the Respondent Intervener
Malek Wan Daud (instructed by Collins Solicitors) for the Respondent Child by their Children’s Guardian

Hearing date: 21 October 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 Tuesday, 27 October 2020.

Judgment: Re S (A Child Finding of Fact) [2020] EWCA Civ 1382

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