Baby taken from formula milk comment dad”!
A claim brought by Ridley & Hall for damages under the Human Rights Act has made the national headlines.
The BBC reported the case under the headline “Baby taken from formula milk comment dad”! , In a damning decision, Mr Justice Cobb ordered Kirklees Council to pay the mother, the father, and the little boy a total of £11,250 in damages along with a proportion of the £120,000 legal costs.
The judgment of which severely criticised Kirklees was reported in
Huddersfield Examiner : http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/kirklees-council-wrong-take-baby-12616016
Commenting James Cook, a Child Care specialist, who represented the Father said “ The judge recognised that the baby had thrived once he had returned to the parents care.
Any parent facing Care Proceedings must have expert legal advice. There will be times when the local authority’s actions need to be challenged. As this case confirms the skilled team of lawyers at Ridley & Hall have the expertise to hold Council’s to their duties and to act lawfully!.”