Not at the time - we won against an interim care order which forced the local authority to return the child to us. The matter of sharing care came up later on whilst the "No Order" ruling was in effect and we lost due to this issue, because the local authority claimed we shouldn't be doing this and they hadn't been notified.
I have emails proving they lied on this issue, but I'm aware that its almost impossible to overturn adoption and I suspect this is true even if I prove the Local Authority perverted the course of justice and breached our right to a fair trial.
I am really trying to prevent the Local Authority from using their success in that case in this one
Jan 2005 LA takes child into care without care order
Mar 2005 Interim Hearing:M+F successful in getting child returned under No Order
May 2005 M+F file privately agreed Shared Parenting Agreement between them with their respective law firms
Aug 2005 M+F have disagreement and M refuses to let F have C at his home
Oct 2005 F realises that she is unable to care for C on own, lets F resume staying visits, F notifies LA of change of circumstances
Nov 2005 M lets F look after C at his home whilst she trains for carer work (about 2-3 weeks). F notifies LA of change of circumstances
Nov 29th 2005: LA+Guardian ambush M+F with no notice at a Directions hearing, armed with latest report from Child Psychiatrist Judge makes order to return child back to Ms home without hearing evidence from M+F, only basing judgement on Psychiatrists report.
Dec 20th ish: Psychiatrist has upgraded report and thrown kitchen sink at mother for letting F have temporary care of C, alleging that child suffers harm in doing so. We lose child, adoption proceedings begin, not adopted till 2008
I have to sleep now, so I'll look for any reply in the morning if you're burning the midnight oil. Thanks for your patience.