Clackmannanshire Council, petitioners

Expenses – Permanence order – Curator ad litem. Court of Session: Refusing an appeal by a local authority which concerned the expenses of the respondent, a member of the panel of curators ad litem established by the local authority for the relevant area, operating under reg 4 of the Curators Ad Litem and Reporting Officers (Panels) (Scotland) Regulations 2001, who was appointed curator to a child in connection with an application for a permanence order, the court held that the sheriff was entitled to make an order for expenses under r 2(a) of the Sheriff Court Adoption Rules 2009, and the curator's recoverable expenses were not limited to such sum as the local authority thought fit by virtue of reg 10(1A) of the 2001 regulations.

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