Re L (A Child)(Appeal: Interim Care Order: Facts And Reasons)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. NL was the eight child of the mother who had a history of substance abuse and involvement of social services with her previous seven children. On the evidence of a hastily instructed independent expert, the justices made a decision to separate the mother and NL and an interim care order was made. The mother appealed and the Family Division held that due to procedural unfairness the decision could not stand and that NL was to be returned to his mother forthwith.

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