Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1998] All ER (D) 746
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Judge:

Evans and Ward LJJ

Representation Dennis Sharpe for the mother.
  The father appeared in person.
  Alice Robinson (instructed by the Attorney General) as amicus curiae.
Judgment Dates: 16 December 1998

Catchwords

Contempt of court - Committal for contempt of court - Mother in breach of contact order - Judge initiating committal proceedings of his own motion - Whether judge having jurisdiction - If judge having jurisdiction, how power should be exercised.

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