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11 AUG 2015

Re CB (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 888

Re CB (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 888
(Court of Appeal, Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division, Black, Vos LJJ, 6 August 2015)

[The judicially approved judgment and accompanying headnote has now published in Family Law Reports [2016] 1 FLR 1286]

Public law children – Appeal – Child found in appalling conditions – Whether mother’s circumstances had changed – Whether the case should be transferred to Latvia under Art 15, BIIR

Please see attached file below for the full judgment.


The Court of Appeal dismissed the mother’s appeal from a decision refusing her contact with the child who had been placed with prospective adopters, refusing her application under Art 15 of BIIR and refusing her application under s 47(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 for permission to oppose the adoption order application.
Neutral Citation Number: [2015] EWCA Civ 888
Case No: B4/2015/0437

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)

ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION
Mr Justice MOYLAN[2014] EWHC 4532 (Fam)

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL

Date: 6 August 2015

Before :

SIR JAMES MUNBY PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY DIVISION
LADY JUSTICE BLACK
and
LORD JUSTICE VOS

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In the Matter of CB (A Child)

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The Appellant mother LB appeared in person assisted by a McKenzie friend Mrs Julie Haines
Mr Henry Setright QC and Mr Chris Miller (instructed by the South London Legal Partnership) for the London Borough of Merton
Mr Ian Griffin (instructed by Children and Family Law LLP) for the prospective adopters
Ms Hannah Markham (instructed by CAFCASS Legal) for the children’s guardian
Mr Agris Skudra of the Central Authority of the Republic of Latvia (the Intervener)

Hearing dates : 1, 15 April 2015

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Re CB (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 888 

Judgment
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