H (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1284 (11 December 2015)

The CA allowed an appeal against orders made by Russell LJ returning a child to the care of her birth father following the CA having set aside care and placement orders. The child had been placed with prospective adopters for 16 months at the time of the hearing. The main basis on which the appeal was allowed was that the instructed attachment expert Dr Willemsen had been allowed to gain an inaccurate understanding of the CA decision (believing there to have been a miscarriage of justice or similar) the CA also held that the Judge had ‘formed a similarly erroneous view.’ The matter was remitted for a further welfare hearing before a different tribunal.