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Samantha Bangham’s Week in Cases 12 April 2013

Date:12 APR 2013
Law Reporter

Samantha Bangham - Family Law Reporter In a week of big international news headlines including impending doom from North Korea and the death of Margaret Thatcher the world of family law cases has been particularly quiet as the court closures over the Easter break catch up with us.

The only offering I have for you is from the Court of Appeal in Re AH (Sexual Abuse Findings: Appeal) [2013] EWCA Civ 282 [2013] FLR forthcoming which concerned an appeal on the basis of expert evidence of a consultant paediatrician who relied on guidance from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health which the stepfather claimed resulted in her providing a partial opinion as to the likelihood that he had sexually abused the child. The appeal was dismissed and the Court of Appeal comprising of Thorpe Rafferty and Kitchin LJJ found that the expert report had been a model example of how such tasks ought to be undertaken and that the...

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