Re M (Threshold Criteria: Parental Concessions): CA 1999

In care proceedings the court is not constrained to take the shortest route to an uncontested disposal. Though, the court identified as a general principle ‘there should be no unnecessary litigation in the courts’.


Butler-Sloss LJ


[1999] 2 FLR 728


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedPlymouth City Council v HM Coroner for the County of Devon and Another Admn 27-May-2005
The local authority in whose care the deceased child had been held challenged a decision by the coroner not to limit his inquiry to the last few days of the child’s life. The coroner had decided that he had an obligation to conduct a wider enquiry . .
CitedIn re W (A Child); AW v SW CA 30-Oct-2008
The father sought leave to appeal against an order made on his application for contact. The mother appeared to have encouraged great hostility in the children toward the father. The court had decided that the children were aroaching ages when they . .
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Updated: 13 May 2022; Ref: scu.231171