Court of Appeal considers family court’s approach to domestic abuse

The Court of Appeal is being asked to consider how the family court treats allegations of domestic abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour, in a groundbreaking case that is likely to result in fresh guidance being issued to judges.

Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the family division, Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Holroyde are hearing four linked appeals related to family proceedings involving the welfare of children.

The four decisions being appealed were made by circuit judges sitting in the family court.

Read more in the Law Gazette