Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 86 (Apr)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Ward and Clarke LJJ

Representation Joanne Brown for the mother.
  Stephen Chippeck for the father.
Judgment Dates: 11 April 2005

Catchwords

Children - Contact order - Direct contact - Application by father - Domestic violence.

The Case

Where a father had subjected his estranged wife to physical violence as a result of his alcoholism, the judge had not erred in finding that the father had acknowledged his problem and was seeking rehabilitation, and he had therefore been within his discretion to allow direct contact with his children.

Practice Areas

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