Cross-examination helps a Father retain care of children

Private Law (Child Arrangements Programme (CAP))

28 November 2023

Clive represented a Father at a contested final hearing to establish with which parent the children should live with. A number of concerns had been raised about the Mother’s ability to care for her children due to drug use and issues with her mental health.

The case lasted several days before a District Judge, and involved Clive’s considerable cross-examination skills as he had to cross-examine the Mother on a large number of matters. Ultimately, the Court concluded that it would not be safe to return the children to the Mother’s care.

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