Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 267 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Thorpe, Lewison LJJ and Hedley J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Stuart Leach for the grandparents.
  Caroline Ford for the local authority.
  Peter Horrocks for the guardian.
Judgment Dates: 25 October 2012


Family proceedings - Orders in family proceedings - Placement order - Local authority taking baby into care - Grandparents seeking to bring up child - Authority having concerns about ability of grandparents to care for child - Grandparents having four children, two of which having learning difficulties and misunderstandings of adult relationships - Authority seeking placement order - Grandparents opposing placement order and seeking care of child - Judge making placement order - Grandparents appealing - Grandparents submitting judge failing to consider positive history of family - Whether judge erring.

The Case

Family proceedings Orders in family proceedings. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appeal of grandparents of a young child and upheld a decision that he should be subject to a placement order and arrangements made for his adoption.

Practice Areas

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