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The President’s judgment in Q v Q, Re B (A Child) and Re C (A Child)  EWFC 31 – thinking through the implications
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The bare facts in two of these three cases (Re B
and Re C
) are strikingly similar but they are no doubt not unique. There will be other cases with different facts but involving equally grave allegations and complex issues and which require a forensic approach and an understanding of the potentially significant legal consequences of the court’s determination of such allegations within family proceedings – significant both for a parent found responsible of gravely abusive and potentially criminal conduct or for a parent found to have fabricated such allegations. In either instance there is potential for far reaching ramifications – perhaps an effective termination of a direct relationship with a child or a change of residence – and beyond the specific dispute about this
child child protection concerns may impact on the care of other children by that adult or criminal proceedings may follow.
Notwithstanding the scrutiny...
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