The court had to decide whether the P was habitually resident in the UK or Ireland. The court concluded that she was habitually resident in Ireland.
Application for costs against the LA who had withdrawn an application for an injunction. The costs application succeeded.
Application in relation to the P's capacity to decide where she should live and whether she should continue to have contact with her abusive partner.
Application by the P's mother for the court to recognise Letters of Guardianship granted by a US court, which confer authority on the mother to make decisions in respect of the P's person, and to determine a challenge to the standard authorisation in respect of deprivation of liberty in the P's current living arrangements by returning her to the care of her mother. The application for recognition of Letters of Guardianship was refused on the grounds of public policy and the challenge to the current authorisation was dismissed.
Application to determine whether the P's property was included in 'net assets' when deciding whether or not her net assets were above or below £16,000. The court ruled that the property is included in net assets.
Application by the P acting through her litigation friend the Official Solicitor for an order committing a relative of the P, Ms Griffith, to prison for contempt arising out of her alleged interference with the due administration of justice. Ms Griffith was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.
The OS was seeking declarations that the LA had failed in its duties under the Children Act 1989 and the Care Act 2014 in respect of the P. The declarations were made and costs were awarded against the LA.
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