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A High Court judge has decided to proceed with lay evidence remotely in a hearing of a local authority’s application for a care order in respect of a four-year-old child.

Mrs Justice Lieven had already heard five days of medical evidence remotely through the Zoom platform.

She then adjourned the trial to hear submissions as to whether the hearing should continue with evidence from the parents and other lay witnesses via Zoom. The father also asked for an adjournment on the grounds of ill-health.

The case of A Local Authority v Mother [2020] EWHC 1086 (Fam) concerned the local authority’s application for a care order in respect of SX.

Read the full article here: Local Government Lawyer

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