Committal: Double jeopardy?

Richard Adams examines the decision in Re Ramet and sentencing for contempt in family proceedings ‘The decision in Re Ramet provides useful confirmation of the approach to be taken where the same conduct gives rise to both criminal and committal proceedings, but is also an important reminder of the real damage intractable contact disputes can …
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Cases Referenced

  • F v M; Re D (Intractable Contact Dispute: Publicity) [2004] EWHC 727 (Fam)
  • Hale v Tanner [2000] 2 FLR 879
  • Hammerton v Hammerton [2007] EWCA Civ 248
  • M v M (Contempt: Criminal) [1997] 3 FCR 288
  • Raymond v Honey [1983] 1 AC 1
  • Re Ramet [2014] EWHC 56 (Fam)
  • Slade v Slade [2009] EWCA Civ 748