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Deprivation of liberty where a child is not subject to a care order

A City Council v LS [2019] EWHC 1384 (Fam)

Shaun Spencer represented KS, a 17-year-old who was deemed to be at risk of grave harm due to his involvement with an Organised Crime Gang. The Local Authority sought the authority to place KS in secure accommodation. The application was successfully resisted on the basis that to do so would be an impermissible exercise of the inherent jurisdiction. The case was reported on BAILII and discussed on the legal blog suesspiciousminds.

Shaun was asked to write an article about the case which was published by Lexis Nexis. You can read the article here.