Committal of an unknowing paralegal
The suspended committal order imposed on the paralegal – set aside by the Court of Appeal in Re Nasrullah Mursalin  EWCA Civ 1559 (3 September 2019) – was justifiably widely reported in the press at the beginning of September. It was another case where a circuit judge had failed to follow basic procedures. These two articles will look at the facts of the case and the background to the law. The second article will look at the law as it was applied – or not applied – in this case; and that will involve looking at the procedure for making a committal application which is by Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) Pt 37 Ch 4 which seems to have had no regard in either family court or Court of Appeal.
The appellant Nasrullah Mursalin (NM) was working for a solicitors firm which specialises…
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