Contact And Domestic Abuse: Seeking clarity

Toby Hales examines whether recent developments are an erosion of the guidance in Re L on contact and domestic abuse ‘Applicants, frequently at first hearings, may insist that allegations have been invented as a deliberate ploy to frustrate contact, and invite the court to make an interim determination of contact.’ Practitioners of private children law …
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Cases Referenced

  • Re B (a child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1742
  • Re B (Residence: Premature Order) [2012] EWCA Civ 632
  • Re H (a child) [2013] EWCA Civ 72
  • Re K (a child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1306
  • Re L (Contact: Domestic Violence) [2000] EWCA Civ 194
  • Re S (Contact Order) [2012] EWCA Civ 617
  • Re W (Children: Domestic Violence) [2012] EWCA Civ 528
  • Re Z (Unsupervised Contact: Allegations of Domestic Violence) [2009] EWCA Civ 430