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Griffiths v Tickle and others (Rights of Women and another intervening) [2022] EWCA Civ 465

Date:18 MAY 2022
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(Court of Appeal (Civil Division), King and Warby LJJ, 05 April 2022)

Family proceedings – Disclosure – Contempt of court – Disclosure of appeal papers to non-parties without the permission of court.

The court held, inter alia, that a contempt of court could have been committed by the father’s counsel when disclosed information without the permission of court, however, considering the limited disclosure, the limited harm and mitigating factors identified, contempt proceedings were not necessary and would be disproportionate.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2022] EWCA Civ 465

Case No: CA-2021-000713
(formerly B4/2021/1432)

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION
Mrs Justice Lieven

Case No. DE19P00318

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 05/04/2022

Before :


LADY JUSTICE KING
and

LORD JUSTICE WARBY

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Between :

ANDREW JAMES GRIFFITHS 
Appellant 

-and-  

(1) LOUISE TICKLE 
(2) BRIAN FARMER 
(3) KATE ELIZABETH GRIFFITHS 

(4) ‘G’ (A CHILD) THROUGH THEIR GUARDIAN 
Respondents 

-and- 

(1) RIGHTS OF WOMEN 
(2) ASSOCIATION OF LAWYERS FOR CHILDREN  
Interveners

IN THE MATTER OF A DISCLOSURE BY COUNSEL FOR THE APPELLANT AND AN APPLICATION BY THE FIRST RESPONDENT

BETWEEN:-

LOUISE TICKLE
Applicant

-and-

(1) RICHARD CLAYTON QC
(2) ANDREW JAMES GRIFFITHS            
 

Respondents

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Lucy Reed (instructed by direct access) for the Applicant
Gavin Millar QC (instructed by Plexus Law) for the First Respondent
No other party appeared or was represented 

Hearing date: 5 April 2022

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Approved Judgment

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 4pm on 5 April 2022. 

 

Judgment: Griffiths v Tickle and others [2022] EWCA Civ 465

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