High Court severely criticises local authority’s ‘breath taking incompetence’ and failures to disclose in care proceedings

In the case of Local authority v CD & others (Rev 1) [2020] EWHC 3298 (Fam) Mr Justice Newton gave scathing criticism of the faliures of a local authority whcih resulted in greatly prolonged proceedings and a boy remaining seperated from his family for many months. Key information in the case was not disclosed to the court.

Tahmina Rahman looks at the practical implication of this case, examining it's background and the court's decision.

This case analysis was first published by Lexis®PSL on 27 January 2021.

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