Relief from Sanctions in the Family Courts

14th June 2015


Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes, 4 Paper Buildings, and Jane Wells and James Billingham, Harney and Wells Solicitors, consider the lessons of H (Children) in which they acted for the appellant father.

Relief from sanctions has been a more prominent feature in civil proceedings than in family cases but perhaps following the judgment in H (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 583 the time has come to look again at FPR 4.6.

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Chris Barnes

Jane Wells
James Billingham