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Re B (Children: Police Investigation)

Neutral Citation Number: [2022] EWCA Civ 982

4KBW’s Naomi Carpenter was led by Richard Horwell QC of 3 Raymond Buildings in the Court of Appeal in a successful appeal against an injunction made in the High Court prohibiting any person serving with the Metropolitan Police from interviewing either of two specified teenage children (“A” and “B”) without the “express order” of the judge, save for speaking to them “in order to determine whether they are at a real and immediate risk of being subjected to harm or ill-treatment and for the purpose of considering whether any immediate police or statutory powers should be exercised to avoid that risk”. The order also had no end date.

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