Defeating Interim Care Order Applications

Child protection concerns arising from a domestically abusive relationship between parents caused the local authority to issue care proceedings to remove the children of the couple from their care and place them in foster homes.

Louisa worked with and advised the parents and extended family members with the result that they were able to propose an alternative plan that she put forward to the court.

Louisa’s extensive experience of representing families in emotional and potentially volatile situations enabled her to assist the family to prepare an alternative plan for the court and her cross examination of the social worker resulted in the court accepting that the level of risk posed to the child was not high enough to justify removal from the family’s care at an interim stage.