Q v Q, Re B (A Child), Re C (A Child) [2014] EWFC 31


Area of law:

Judi Evans

11 August 2014

This was a combined judgment on three cases, Judi acted for the Father in Re B. Following the Judgment in January 2014 the funding issues had not been resolved and the matter went before the President. Although funding had been granted to the Father in Re B by the time of the hearing (following the issue of JR proceedings against the LAA), the father in Re C remained in person.

The President issued a combined judgment dealing with the court’s duty to ensure proceedings were article 6 compliant, which meant that if all else failed and there would otherwise be an article 6 breach HMCTS would have to pay for representation to comply with its statutory duties under s31G(6) Matrimonial & Family Proceedings Act 1984 as amended by the Crime & Courts Act 2013 and the Human Rights Act 1998.