Justice for Families Ltd v Secretary of State for Justice

Habeas corpus – Grounds for writ of habeas corpus. The mother of two children had been found guilty of contempt of court and sentenced to 28 days' imprisonment. The Administrative Court refused to grant a writ of habeas corpus and stated that, in the circumstances, habeas corpus was an entirely misconceived remedy, there was a right of appeal, the mother was represented and she had legal aid. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the claimant's appeal, held that the Administrative Court had been entirely right to have proceeded as it had and for the reasons it had given.

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