In Re L (A Minor) (Section 37 Direction): CA 5 Feb 1999

The child was cared for by the maternal grandmother. The court was asked to make orders with regard to the extent of contact for natural mother, and father.
Held: In private Children Act proceedings it was generally inappropriate for the judge to order an investigation under s 37, which is a public law procedure. Cases which were not clearly urgent could not warrant such an order.


Times 11-Feb-1999, Gazette 03-Mar-1999, [1999] EWCA Civ 723


Children Act 1989 37


England and Wales


Updated: 30 May 2022; Ref: scu.145638