||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 54 (Dec)
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Thorpe and Mance LLJ
||Simon Gill for the father.
||Omar Malik for the mother.
||3 December 2003
Children - Contact order - Application by father - Mother's opposition - Direct or indirect contact - Father's right to contact - Order limiting parent's right to make further applications - Appeal s 91(4).
In the instant case the court's discretionary powers under s91(4) of the Children Act should have been exercised in the best interests of the child. The length of prohibition for further applications without leave of the court should be proportionate to the harm that was intended to be avoided. Where direct contact had been refused the court should always consider whether indirect contact was a viable alternative.
- The All England Law Reports comprises judgments with headnotes and catchwords indicating the area of law and key issues of the case prepared by legally qualified editorsFind AllER Reports
- Cases related to this particular case that are related to, or discuss this caseView related cases
- Commentary discussing this particular case from LexisLibrary's comprehensive range of titles including Butterworths, Halsbury's and TolleyView related commentary