Re A (a child) (breach of court order: committal)


[2007] All ER (D) 243 (Feb)

I represented the Respondent father. On the facts of the instant case, the mother had deliberately attempted to frustrate contact arrangements between her son and his father and had removed the child from the court’s reach and from his relationship with his father contrary to clear orders of the court backed with penal notices. In those circumstances, the sentence of ten month’s imprisonment for her breach of court orders which had been imposed had plainly been within the judge’s broad discretion and had not been manifestly excessive.

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