LM (A Child) [2013] EWHC 646 (Fam) (27 March 2013)

The court considered an Art 15 Brussels II request for the transfer of care proceedings relating to a young baby from the Republic of Ireland to the UK. The child’s older siblings were all placed following care proceedings in the UK in family placements. The mother had moved to Ireland when pregnant to avoid care proceedings but had not been successful in this and the baby had been taken into care in Ireland. The mother returned to the UK but to a different local authority area. The Court approved the transfer which was agreed by all parties and decided the issue of which LA should take responsibility for these.