This is a post-script to a judgment involving 25 children, in I think 15 linked care proceedings which had 49 parties, 4 Local Authorities and 21 silks. For most of the finding of fact hearing there were 100 people present in Court.
I’ll be writing about the full case later in the week, but Hedley J at the conclusion of the Local Authority case after a month of evidence, was invited by 19 of the 21 respondents to dismiss the allegations against them. Effectively an application of ‘no case to answer’ in care proceedings.
The allegations in the case all arose from the allegations of 3 children, two of whom gave evidence, and one who did not.
Re AA and 25 others 2019
- The essence of the applications depends on certain assertions of fact. There is no doubt that all the allegations in this case are based on the…
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