Representing a Mother in an FDAC care case

Marie represented a Mother in an FDAC Care Case. The Mother has had drug issues as well as issues with domestic abuse from a partner. The case is proceeding to a final hearing and an issue as to cognitive functioning was raised by an expert in the case.

Marie made an application for Part 25 order for a cognitive assessment of the Mother. This was opposed by the Local Authority and the Guardian, but was nevertheless successful.