Case note about “Re C” by Mark Senior
Re: C (Adoption – Court of Appeal Guidance on Revocation of placement orders)
This case is the first reported decision about applications for leave to revoke a placement order in which permission had been granted to make the substantive application. The application, made by the mother, was ultimately refused by the trial judge. The mother was granted permission to appeal the decision. Having considered the first instance judgment in some detail, the appeal was refused, but the Court of Appeal took the opportunity to make observations about the appropriate way in which such an application should be considered. Mark Senior, counsel at St John’s Buildings Chambers and junior counsel for the children in the appeal, has provided an overview of these observations.