Griffiths v Griffiths (Guidance on Contact Costs)

[2022] EWHC 113 (Fam)



Harry Nosworthy


High Court

Practice Areas

Private Children Law

Arbuthnot J allowed an appeal against an order for direct contact made by the circuit judge at the DRA on the basis that the judge had not given sufficient reasons when dealing with the requirements of PD12J. She also considered the courts power to direct who should pay the costs of contact supervision and how the court should allocate responsibility when there had been findings of domestic abuse against the person seeking contact.

Harry Nosworthy, acted for the Child, by the Children’s Guardian, Louise Barton, under the Direct Access Scheme.

Read the full judgment here.


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