Keeping children within the extended family

Corey acted for a single young mother of two children, one autistic with ADHD, both of whom the local authority wanted taken into care on basis of the mother’s alleged inability to cope.

Corey was able to communicate with this vulnerable client sensitively and effectively, and guided her through the complex trial and appeal processes. He successfully opposed both care orders at interim and final hearings. The eldest child was placed with maternal grandparents, whilst the youngest remained in the mother’s care under a supervision order. The Local Authority and guardian appealed. However, on appeal Corey successfully defended the initial decision of the court, which was not changed.