• April 20, 2024
 ‘Victims of domestic abuse must be heard’ after High Court Judge rescinds visitation for accused father

‘Victims of domestic abuse must be heard’ after High Court Judge rescinds visitation for accused father

‘The Court has now righted it’s wrong’, was said of a High Court judge, she was praised for rescinding visitation after a father was accused of abuse. 

A partner at Lowry Legal has commented on the case, suggesting that those who have been accused of criminal charges shouldn’t have full access to their children, in a bid to protect the welfare of minors.

The High Court ruled earlier this month that a father under police investigation would have contact with his children reduced, as Mrs Justice Judd allowed an appeal by the mother, who he has been accused of abusing, to go ahead.

The man was allowed supervised contact with his children by a family court judge last August. Mrs Justice Judd today ordered police to disclose evidence so the court could look again at the decision.

Michelle Uppal, partner at family law firm Lowry Legal, commented:

“The court have now righted their wrong. Victims of domestic abuse must be heard and have their allegations trialled before determining any increase in the time their children spend with those potentially facing serious criminal charges.”

“This gives the right message to those victims who should not be punished for trying to protect their children from their abuser.”

Mrs Justice Judd was been appointed as the Family Division Liaison Judge for the Western Circuit,in 2022, for a period of four years, succeeding Mrs Justice Roberts.

Eve Tawfick, Editor

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