Family Law Week judgment summary: Re N (children: revocation of placement orders) [2023] EWCA Civ 1352

Dr Martina Van der Leij summarises a judgment for Family Law Week where a mother appealed against the dismissal of her application to revoke placement orders and for an independent social worker to be instructed. The appeal was dismissed. The Court of Appeal's decision offers guidance about the revocation of placement orders concerning best interests, burden of proof and evidence.

Family Law Week judgment summary: H (Children: Placement Orders) [2023] EWCA Civ 1245

Rebecca Davies summarises a judgment for Family Law Week about an appeal against the decision to allow a 1-year-old child to remain in her mother's care and for placement orders relating to the child's 2 older brothers to be revoked. Several case management issues were addressed during the appeal, including a reminder that a local authority obtain a transcript when care and placement orders are made and an application of Ladd v Marshall principles.