Supporting a Mother while preventing contact with a violent Father

Private Law (Child Arrangements Programme (CAP))

28 November 2023

Christopher represented a Mother opposing application by the Father for contact with the parties’ two children.

This was a case with a history of very severe domestic violence including allegations of rape and repeated brutal assaults on the Mother resulting in injuries which included burns. The Father had also broken into her home, and subjected her to significant harassment.

Christopher’s careful and sensitive handling of his client supported her through a final hearing, which was a combined fact-finding and welfare hearing, and at which the Father denied almost everything.

The Court found the majority of the Mother’s allegations made out and refused the contact application.

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