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Re L (A Child – Media Reporting) [2011] EWHC B8 (fam) and Re L (Psychologist: Duty to the Court) [2011] EWHC B29 (Fam)

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In this case we represented the mother who had been accused of causing multiple fractures and marks to her 6 weeks old baby.  The matter was considered by the High Court.  A number of medical experts were instructed in this matter including a Paediatric Radiologist, Paediatrician, Paediatric Haematologist, Geneticist and a Consultant in Paediatric Bone Disorders.  After considering all of the evidence during the Finding of Fact Hearing, the Judge concluded that the mother was solely responsible for causing one of the fractures to the arm and that he was unable to determine between the mother and father who was responsible for the remaining fractures and marks.  Following on from the Finding of Fact Hearing the child went to live with his Maternal Grandmother.  At the welfare stage of the proceedings the Judge made a Joint Residence Order to the father and the Paternal Grandparents, a 12-month Supervision Order and set out a contact schedule for the child with his mother and Maternal Grandmother.