SZ v DG & Ors [2020] EWHC 881 (Fam)

5th May 2020

Barrister: Asha Groves
Source: Family Law Week

Summary: Mostyn J refuses a father’s application for leave to apply for contact with his son subject to a Special Guardianship Order due to s91(14) being in place

This case involved Mostyn J’s ruling on the father’s application for permission to make an application for contact with his son ‘ED’. The child was subject to a special guardianship order in favour of his foster carers made following lengthy care proceedings (see one of the relevant judgments at D (A Child) [2014] EWHC 3388 (Fam). The father required permission to make the present application as, in the course of those proceedings, Mostyn J had imposed a s91(14) order preventing the father from making any future applications without leave of the court.