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The Father v The Mother & O by CAFCASS Legal [2003] EWHC 3031 (Fam)

Judgment, published: 27/07/2003

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  • As the title implies, an intractable contact dispute that has been ongoing for nearly 14 years. The F was applying to have a contact order (which only allowed him direct contact with his daughter 3 times a year) to be varied. The order was varied, but the judge also extended an order under s91(14) such that F could not apply, without the permission of the court, for any new orders under s8, or apply to have the current order varied, until his daughter's 16th birthday. Judgment, 01/10/2013, free
  • When finding that a judge had erred in dismissing a father's application for direct contact with his children as there were a number of strong positive features which pointed in favour of the re-establishment of contact, the court highlighted the potential for parental responsibility to be given greater prominence in the resolution of private law disputes regarding the arrangements for the welfare of children. Judgment, 24/07/2012, free

Published: 27/07/2003


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