Kathy Hayter, led by Brendan Roche QC, has appeared before Mr Justice MacDonald in the High Court in Derby City Council v BA & Ors [2021] EWHC 2931 (Fam).

Compliance with DOL Practice Guidance – whilst each case turns on its own facts, the High Court will not ordinarily, in exercise of its inherent jurisdiction, authorise the deprivation of liberty of a child where providers fail to apply or cannot meet the requirements for registration with Ofsted.