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Justice and Implacable Hostility to Contact: Parental Beliefs, Factual Foundation and Justification

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-120
Number of pages22
JournalLaw Quarterly Review
Issue number1
Early online date31 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020

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Reviews the operation of fact-finding in divorce cases in which one parent implacably opposes the other's continued contact with their child. Examines the approach of English courts to drawing inferences regarding the risk of harm to a child, the reasoning applied in case law, and how the factual basis for inferring a risk of harm is established, including the approach to hostility to contact which is factually underpinned but not justified.

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