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The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff -v- Matthew Scully-Hicks and Others



This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment no person other than the advocates or the solicitors instructing them and other persons named in this version of the judgment may be identified by name or location.  The anonymity of the elder child, referred to as “C” must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court and may be punished by a fine or imprisonment of up to two years.

Case No: CF16C00895

In the Family Court

Cardiff Civil Justice Centre

16 December 2016


Mr Justice Moor


The County Council of the City and County of Cardiff – Applicant


Matthew Scully-Hicks – First Respondent


Craig Scully-Hicks -Second Respondent


C Scully-Hicks (by his Children’s Guardian, Lynette Clarke) – Third Respondent


The Vale of Glamorgan Council – Intervenor

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