R v R (Family Court: Procedural Fairness) [2014] EWFC 48

By: Juliet
On: Tuesday, 23 December, 2014

(Family Court, Peter Jackson J, 11 December

Procedure – Non-molestation order – Without
notice hearing – Husband penalized for failing to file his statement – Whether
he should have been granted relief from sanction

The full judgment is available below

The husband’s appeal from an order refusing
him relief from sanction for non-compliance with case management orders was allowed.

The husband and wife were married for 20
years. When they separated the wife applied for legal aid on the basis that she
was a victim of domestic abuse. An application was made for a non-molestation
order and a without notice hearing was requested because the wife stated she
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Source: Family Law News