#EllieButler - Court of Appeal overturns decision to keep family Court judgment from Press

The central issue addressed by appeal was whether the judgment given by Eleanor King J on 30 June 2014 ("the Judgment") in care proceedings in respect of child "C" and which were conducted in private and subject to reporting restrictions should be put in the public domain. C is the younger sibling of Ellie Butler. The parents of the two children are Mr Butler and Ms Gray. On 28 October 2013, Ellie died as a result of catastrophic head injuries at the family home.


  1. The Press appealed that decision and the Court of Appeal overturned it Re C (A child) 2016:  http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2016/798.html 
  2. Coroner has stated her "preliminary view" that some of the agencies involved in Ellie's care should be investigated. Read more: BBC News
  3. Ellie Butler murder: Father displayed 'pattern of impulsive violence'. Read more: BBC News
  4. My original storify about Ellie Butler below:

  5. Ellie Butler's grandfather: 'She told us that she loved us. That was the last time we saw her' – video:

  6. Ellie Butler's grandfather Neal Gray: 'It's hard to accept'
  7. "Blood on her hands" - Suesspiciousminds