Permitting obfuscations that mask the core issue of defathering children beggars belief about the function of the family court (which thankfully in this instance the CA rectified) and calls into question its own repute!
A very peculiar case and one in which leading counsel puts self in harms way in order to demonstrate breach of article 6 and succeed in appeal.
Re R (Children) 2018
In this case, the central issue related to
On the evening of 2 June 2016 the mother of two young children died in the kitchen of their family home as a result of a single fatal knife wound to her neck; the wound had been inflicted by their father
The father was arrested and the two children were removed into foster care. The father faced criminal trial and was acquitted of all charges. There was a finding of fact hearing in the High Court and the father was made the subject of a finding that “he had used unreasonable force and unlawfully killed the mother”
He appealed that finding, successfully.
5.The mother’s death occurred in the context…
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