Abuse findings set aside by the Court of Appeal

May 24, 2016 2 comments

family law

Findings that a 15 year-old and his father had sexually abused friends of the family do not stand up to scrutiny, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The boy, referred to as ‘A’, had been caught stealing sweets and batteries from a shop with three younger children in February last year. Following their arrest, the…

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No contact order for mother mistaken, Court of Appeal rules

January 29, 2016 4 comments

child contact

An acrimonious family dispute in which a judge failed to order contact between a mother and her teenage daughter must be reheard, the Court of Appeal has ruled. F (Children) concerned a cohabiting couple. They separated in January last year, with the mother initially leaving the two children, aged 13 and three, with the father…

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Father wins appeal against care orders

June 19, 2015 0 comments

fostering and adoption

A father of four who opposed plans to adopt his youngest child has succeeded in a legal bid against the proposal. In H (Children), the youngsters’ mother suffered “substantial difficulties with her mental well-being”, in the words of Lord Justice McFarlane at the Court of Appeal, and as a result was unable to look after…

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