Following a contested Interim Removal Hearing, Miss Edwards was able to persuade the Court that the threshold for separation of a four month old baby and his birth mother had not been met.

The Court had the evidence of two independent social workers and the child’s Guardian before it, all of whom were seeking to remove the baby into a foster placement.

Miss Edwards, having applied a careful and critical analysis of the law for interim separation and given consideration of the baby’s current needs was successful in opposing the Local Authorities application.

Separation was not sanctioned by the Court and mother and baby were permitted to continue living at their home together, whilst ongoing assessments are completed.