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Re S (Parental Alienation: Cult) [2020] EWCA Civ 568

May 19, 2020, 13:36 PM
Child arrangements order — Father applied for variation – Judge refused application – Father appealed
The Court of Appeal allowed the father’s appeal and remitted the case back to the Family Division, holding that the balancing exercise performed by the judge had been flawed.
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(Court of Appeal, McCombe, King and Peter Jackson LJJ, 29 April 2020)

Child arrangements order — Father applied for variation – Judge refused application – Father appealed

The Court of Appeal allowed the father’s appeal and remitted the case back to the Family Division, holding that the balancing exercise performed by the judge had been flawed.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWCA Civ 568

Case No: B4/2020/0318

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE CENTRAL FAMILY COURT
HHJ Meston QC

ZC19P00137

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 29 April 2020

Before :

LORD JUSTICE McCOMBE
LADY JUSTICE KING and

LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON

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Re S (Parental Alienation: Cult)

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Will Tyler QC and Kate Grieve (instructed by Peacock & Co Solicitors) appeared pro bono for the Appellant
Portia O’Connor (Pegasus Legal LDP) appeared for the Respondent

Hearing date : 25 March 2020

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Approved Judgment

Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties’ representatives by email, release to BAILII and publication on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary website. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10:30am on Wednesday, 29 April 2020.

Judgment: Re S (Parental Alienation: Cult) [2020] EWCA Civ 568

 

 

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