A Local Authority x X & Y [2020] EWFC 36

Abigail Bond

4 January 2021

Abigail Bond represented a profoundly deaf mother in ‘highly unusual, if not unique’ care proceedings, where the mother, who had no recognisable or formal language, gave her ‘evidence’ in a series of pre-recorded interviews conducted by a specialist psychologist and a sign-language interpreter. The mother retained the care of her child within a Shared Lives placement.

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