Marie successfully acted for a Mother to appeal a final order of a District Judge.
In addition to retaining the couple’s children after holiday contact, the Father had made very serious false allegations against the Mother, none of which were considered proved by the Court (nor had the authorities considered them to be of any substance).
The Judge however ordered that the children remain with the Father. This decision was successfully appealed on the basis that the decision of the Judge was wrong. The case is to have a re-hearing and a shared residence order (CAO) has been made in the interim to put the Mother in a more equal position and re-balance the status quo.