EWHC 1267 (Fam)
A decision in relation to applications for costs against the local authority: No order for costs made against the local authority in favour of a party against whom findings were sought but subsequently not pursued in circumstances where the findings were sought by another party, not the local authority, and the local authority concerned had taken over responsibility for calling the complainant and facilitating the investigation.
An order for costs was made against the local authority as a result of failure to identify and disclose relevant material, which led to an overrun of the hearing and consequential additional work by counsel.
Practice AreasCare Proceedings
Case resources:Re X, Y, Z (Minors)  EWHC 1267