Representing a father accused of multiple sexual offences against ex-partner and children.

ACTING FOR – Applicant Father.

WHICH COURT – Canterbury Family Court.

OUTCOME – The father was faced with a number of allegations of sexual and physical abuse over a number of years.  John firstly successfully represented his client in resisting applications for Non-Molestation Orders.  Following this it was necessary to undertake several fact-finding hearings where all allegations were found to be not proved. Eventually, and very unusually in the family courts, a change of residence was ordered with the child living with John’s client.  Contact thereafter with the mother was very limited due to her behaviour and implacable hostility.