Iris Ferber discusses the recent High Court decision in R (Minott) v Cambridge City Council  EWHC 211 (Admin): Scope of “Local Connection” in Homelessness Applications Read more >
Tina Cook QC, Damian Woodward-Carlton and Fareha Choudhury appeared in this re-hearing of a fact finding.
A mother found to have inflicted near-fatal injuries to the spine and skull of her infant son, successfully applied to re-hear the findings of fact. Newly-obtained medical evidence of the child’s spinal osteopenia led the Court to replace its earlier finding of non-accidental injury to the child’s spine, as there was no identifiable probable cause. This evidence, however, did not affect the Court’s earlier findings that the injury to the child’s skull was caused with significant force and that it was non-accidental. The evidence also did not support an alteration in the Court’s earlier findings about the child’s post-trauma lucidity and the timing of his injuries. With the key factors remaining largely intact, the Court maintained that it was the mother who inflicted these serious injuries to her infant son http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2016/2912.html
Please find the case summary here.