Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 212 (Mar)
Neutral Citation: [2002] UKHL 10
Court: House of Lords

Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead, Lord Mackay of Clashfern, Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Mustill and Lord Hutton

Representation Allan Levy QC and Catriona Duthie for the mother in the first appeal.
  Anna Pauffley QC and Claire Rowsell for the local authority in the first appeal.
  Ian Peddie QC, Sarah Forster and Nicholas Khan for the parents in the second appeal.
  Cherie Booth QC and Lee Arnot for the local authority in the second appeal.
  Philip Sales and Deborah Eaton for the Secretary of State for Health.
  Robin Tolson QC and Keir Starmer for the guardian ad litem.
Judgment Dates: 14 March 2002


Family proceedings - Practice - Care proceedings - Whether court having supervisory role over discharge of local authority's discharge of parental responsibilities under care order - Discretion to make interim care order - Width of discretion - Whether making of care orders incompatible with right to fair trial and right to family life - s 38 - ss 3, 7, 8 - European Convention on Human Rights, arts 6, 8.

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