Lianne Murphy represented a Mother in this landmark case. This was the first reported HRA damages claim, within care proceedings and was heard before Mr Justice Keehan. The local authority was ordered to pay damages of £17,000 to a child, the mother and the paternal grandparents under breaches of their Article 6 and Article 8 Convention rights. The high profile case has since been endorsed by the President of the Family Division in the matter of N (Children) (Adoption:Jurisdiction)  EWCA Civ 1112. This case opened the door for a number of other claims which have since followed, in particular bringing a focus to local authorities misuse of the provisions of section 20 Children Act 1989.