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  • The father appealed against an order which prevented him from bringing further applications for contact or residence for three years. The judge had found that the children would suffer emotional harm if required to have direct contact with the father, who had completely lost sight of their welfare. Longmore, Peter Jackson and Coulson LJJ dismissed the appeal. Judgment, 09/04/2019, free
  • The father of a twenty-one-year-old woman, who had served time in prison for his behaviour towards the mother, sought to vary a non-molestation order that prevented him contacting the daughter. The daughter was opposed to any contact, other than through her solicitors. Williams J saw no merit at all in the application. Judgment, 09/04/2019, free
  • Mother's application to appeal a judgment in which she had alleged domestic violence by the father was dismissed. Judgment, 14/03/2019, free
  • Draft Bill build on views sought from a consultation in 2018 and will introduce a statutory definition of domestic abuse for the first time News, 21/01/2019, free
  • Father was appealing against 2 decisions: an order that a fact-finding hearing should be listed to deal with alleged domestic abuse and a refusal by the judge to make an order for interim contact while awaiting the fact-finding hearing. The judge in this case provides helpful guidance as to what Practice Direction 12J does, and doesn't, mean. Appeal dismissed on both grounds, although the judge did endorse the father's dismay at the length of time that he will have to await the determination of these issues. Judgment, 10/12/2018, free

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  • Roshi Amiraftabi of 29 Bedford Row, reviews the key private children law cases, themes and practice developments from the past 12 months. Webcast, 31/05/2018, members only
  • In this webcast, which was first presented on 16 July 2015, Anton Eriera from 29 Bedford Row talks about domestic violence cases and the most recent developments in this area of law. Webcast, 31/07/2015, members only

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