Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 94 (Jun)
Neutral Citation: [2015] EWHC 1598 (Fam)
Court: Family Division
Judge:

Mrs Justice Pauffley

Representation Mehvish Chaudhry for the father.
  Neelim Sultan for the mother.
  Kelly Webb for A, by his Guardian.
Judgment Dates: 8 May 2015

Catchwords

Child - Care - Fact finding hearing - Wardship proceedings brought by father in respect of child - Court embarking on fact finding hearing in light of conflicting allegations made by mother and father - Whether in child's best interests to seek to rebuild some kind of relationship with father.

The Case

Child Care. In the context of wardship proceedings brought by the father in respect of the child, A, the court embarked on a fact finding exercise in the light of the conflicting allegations made by the mother and father in respect of various key events. The Family Division held that whether it would be in A's best interests to seek to rebuild some kind of relationship with his father would depend on the father's reaction to the judgment.

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