June Venters KC led Jess Butterell in public law proceedings in an eighteen-day composite Final Hearing.
07 November 2023
June and Jess represented the Father in the hearing which included a fact finding exercise concerning the most serious of allegations brought by the Local Authority, following the death of the parents’ first baby.
Within the hearing June and Jess successfully argued that the court need not make a finding on the cause of death altering the course of findings sought by the Local Authority. The case concluded with judgment after lengthy evidence, and the court concluded it was unable to name a perpetrator.
Their instructing solicitor commented on June and Jess’ conduct of the case as follows:
“It was a pleasure to work with such a dedicated team. June Venters KC and Jess Butterell worked tirelessly to achieve a good outcome for the client. Their persistence with a client who presented with significant difficulties resulted in his full participation in the proceedings over a lengthy finding of fact hearing.”