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Salford City Council v NV, AM and M [2019] EWHC 1510 (Fam)

Date:26 JUN 2019
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(Family Division, MacDonald J, 17 June 2019)

Public law children – High Court authorised deprivation of child’s liberty at placement in Scotland – Deprivation could only be lawful if Scottish ministers had approved placement.

The matter was adjourned to permit the local authority to permit the local authority to petition the Inner House of the Court of Session for orders to find and declare that the measures ordered by the High Court should be recognised and enforceable in Scotland.



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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1510 (Fam)

Case No: MA18C00783 AND MA18P01919



Lancaster Castle
2 Castle Park
Lancaster, LA1 1YQ

Date: 17/06/2019




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Salford City Council


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First Respondent

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Second Respondent

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(By her Children’s Guardian)
Third Respondent

Ms Frances Heaton QC and Mr Shaun Spencer (instructed by the Local Authority Solicitor) for the Applicant
Mr John Tughan QC and Mr Simon Miller (instructed by KHF Solicitors Ltd) for the First Respondent
Mr Nicholas Goodwin QC and Danish Ameen (instructed by WTB Solicitors) for the Second Respondent
Ms Frances Judd QC and Martine Swinscoe (instructed by Bromleys Solicitors LLP) for the Third Respondent

Hearing date: 21 May 2019

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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 permission for this anonymised version of the judgment (and any of the facts and matters contained in it) to be published on condition always that the names and the addresses of the parties and the children must not be published. For the avoidance of doubt, the strict prohibition on publishing the names and addresses of the parties and the children will continue to apply where that information has been obtained by using the contents of this judgment to discover information already in the public domain. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that these conditions are strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.


Judgment: Salford City Council v NV, AM and M [2019] EWHC 1510 (Fam)


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