[2016] EWCA Civ 475



Private: Marcus Scott-Manderson QC


Court of Appeal

Practice Areas

International Children Law

The Court of Appeal set aside care and placement orders in respect of four children and remitted the case for a fresh welfare hearing. The assessment of the maternal grandmother, who lived in Slovakia, as a prospective carer was not fully explored and there was not a sufficient foundation for ruling her out as a potential carer. Guidance was given for those involved in care proceedings when seeking the assistance of foreign authorities.

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