[2017] EWCA Civ 2164

20/12/2017

Barristers

Jane Rayson
Andrew Powell
Hassan Khan

Court

Court of Appeal

Practice Areas

International Children Law

A judge had erred in refusing direct contact between children and their father where the father, who lived as a transgender person, had been shunned by their ultra-orthodox Jewish community and the children faced ostracism if there was direct contact. Courts had a duty to promote contact and would not be prevented from intervening where the adults involved were intransigent; the approach was no different merely because religious belief was in play.

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