A LA v C


Area of law:

Asha Groves NEW

11 July 2019

Asha represented the local authority at this IRH when there was unexplained bruising to the non mobile baby following the parents leaving the parent and child placement, the court having found in relation to a previous child that the father had inflicted injury and the mother failed to protect.

Both parents were conceding adoption but the difficult issue of threshold and a potential fact finding hearing regarding the injuries remained. Asha drafted a final threshold and skeleton argument regarding the complex medical evidence and the proportionality of a further fact finding hearing in relation to the more recent injuries.