Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 218 (Nov)
Court: Family Division

Bodey J

Representation Jackie Gilliat for the mother.
  Joanne Brown for the father.
  Sarah Blackmore for the local authority.
  Malcolm Chisholm for the guardian.
Judgment Dates: 16 November 2005


Child - Care - Local authority - Interim care order - Appeal against interim care order made by family proceedings court - Whether continuation of interim care order justifiable in circumstances.

The Case

On an appeal by the mother against the making by the family proceedings court (FPC) of an interim care order, on the grounds that the reasons given by the FPC had been wholly inadequate, the court held that the FPC had provided insufficient reasons. Accordingly, the matter would be remitted to the FPC for rehearing. However, in view of the local authority's concerns about the welfare of the children, the court would make an interim care order pending that rehearing.

Practice Areas

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