Successfully opposing an Interim Care Order

Marie represented a Mother in care proceedings in relation to two children. Previous proceedings (issued because of concerns regarding serious domestic violence by the Mother’s partner) had not long concluded with a Supervision Order, and the children remained with the Mother.

Further allegations were then made that the Mother was again seeing the former Partner, which she strongly denied, and there was some evidence they were malicious reports.

Marie successfully argued at an Interim Care hearing that the grounds were not made out. The Court refused to make the Interim Care Order sought by Local Authority and to remove the children. The children were to remain with the Mother until the final hearing.