“Lamentable”, “egregious” and “wholly indefensible”: High Court lambasts local authority’s conduct of care proceedings – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 2nd, 2015 in care orders, children, damages, delay, guardianship, human rights, local government, news by sally

‘A Family Division judge has awarded damages under the Human Rights Act against a local authority in what he described as an “unfortunate and woeful case” involving a baby taken into foster care. Mr Justice Keehan cited a “catalogue of errors, omissions, delays and serial breaches of court orders” by Northamptonshire County Council. Unusually, the judge decided to give the judgment in this sensitive case in public in order to set out “the lamentable conduct of this litigation by the local authority.”’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 1st February 2015

Source: www.ukhumanrightsblog.com