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O (Appeal; Duty to Consider Fact-Find), Re [2024] EWHC 839 (Fam)

[2024] EWHC 839 (Fam) The Duty to Consider Fact-Finding is the responsibility of the judge where there are allegations of domestic abuse and or coercive or controlling behaviour. This has been reiterated in the recent decision in O (Appeal; Duty to Consider Fact-Find), Re [2024] EWHC 839 (Fam). What is a Fact Finding? “A Fact-Finding … Read more

New guidance for Domestic Abuse applications and the need for Fact-Finding Hearings 

Domestic Abuse is an important area of Family Law which forms part of the foundation of the Family Courts. A recent decision in the Court of Appeal in H-N and Others (children), has provided some guidance as to evidential matters in Domestic Abuse applications.   Domestic Abuse is defined by the UK government as being “any … Read more