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Court of Appeal allows appeal by council in case where fact-finding process in care proceedings “went wrong”

16th October 2023

Local Government Lawyer

The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by a local authority and remitted for rehearing a case concerning findings of fact in care proceedings.

In S (Children: Findings of Fact) [2023] EWCA Civ 1113 Lord Justice Peter Jackson said: “The advantages possessed by a judge making findings of fact after hearing evidence are well understood. This court will not intervene unless there has been some clearly demonstrated error of approach.

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