Re A (A Child) (2013/2014)

Represented the respondent mother throughout care proceedings where the baby was found to have a number of fractures caused at different times. At the fact finding hearing the court concluded that the father caused all of the injuries, that the mother was not in the pool of perpetrators and that it had not been proven that she had failed to protect the child. The local authority proposed rehabilitation to the mother but abandoned this plan when telephone records showed that the parents had remained in illicit contact. The mother was rehabilitated with the child following a contested final hearing, the local authority and guardian having favoured placement with a distant family member.