Protecting children from father

Corey acted for the children in a case in which a private law Guardian had been appointed to represent the children’s best interests. Their father had applied for contact, which the mother opposed on the basis of his inappropriate behaviour.

Under Corey’s expert cross-examination the father admitted inappropriate behaviour (particularly possessing child pornography, which had been destroyed before the police could seize it), rendering him unsuitable to have contact with his own children. At final hearing the court declined to make an order for contact in favour of the father.