Q v Q

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The father, a convicted sex offender, applied to the court for contact with his child. The expert evidence recommended no contact and the mother applied to have the matter dealt with summarily without any representation from the father who's legal aid certificate had been terminated. The Family Court refused to deal with the matter summarily and adjourned the matter to enable the relevant parties to intervene in the proceedings to make such submissions as were appropriate in relation, in particular, to the argument that, in such a situation, the expenditure which was not available from the Legal Aid Agency but which, was necessary to be incurred to ensure proceedings which were just and fair.

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