Brighton and Hove City Council v PM & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 795 (12 July 2011)

The CA struck out a paragraph within a preamble providing that no fact finding hearing in relation to the maternity of a 15 year old child subject to care proceedings as she refused a DNA test. The CA struck out the paragraph as the issue needed to be addressed but made it clear that it would not require a fact finding hearing for a clear inference to be drawn. The CA further noted that the county court would not be bound by the findings of the Immigration Tribunal in respect of maternity.