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JH v MF [2020] EWHC 86 (Fam)
Date:11 FEB 2020
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(Family Division, Russell J, 22 January 2020)

Public law children – Child arrangement orders – Appeal against fact-finding trial

The Family Division allowed the appeal; the judge’s conduct of the hearing was fundamentally flawed and unjust for procedural irregularity as set out in FPR.


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This anonymised judgment was delivered in open court and will be published. The judge has given permission for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with.

Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

 

Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 86 (Fam)

Case No: 2019/0141

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION
ON APPEAL FROM THE CENTRAL FAMILY COURT ON AN ORDER

OF HIS HONOUR JUDGE TOLSON QC OF 8TH AUGUST 2019

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 22/01/2020

Before:

MS JUSTICE RUSSELL DBE

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Between:

JH

Appellant

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MF

Respondent

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Ms Katherine Gittins (instructed by Adams Harrison Solicitors) for the Appellant JH
The Respondent MF did not attend and was not represented

Hearing date: 5th December 2019

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Approved Judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.

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This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

 

Judgment: JH v MF [2020] EWHC 86 (Fam)

 

 

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