London Borough of Tower Hamlets v M and Others


[2015] EWHC 869 (Fam)

5 linked cases where Mr Justice Hayden made 15 and 16 year old girls wards of court, made passport orders and prohibited them travelling outside the jurisdiction.  I acted for the mother of a girl who  attended Bethnal Green Academy and was a close friend of one of the 3 girls who  travelled to Syria in February 2015. The passport of her adult sister was also retained ostensible to  prevent the girl using it.  At a subsequent hearing this was released. Reporting restrictions were put in place during the girl’s minority after the local authority asked for life long reporting restrictions.


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