Sacha Lee considers precedent on Re H-N [2021] EWCA Civ 448 and beyond…

The recently reported case of K v K [2022] EWCA Civ 468 was heard before Sir Geoffrey Vos MR, Sir Andrew McFarlane and King LJ in the Court of Appeal. Their joint judgment has provided essential clarification, of which practitioners should take careful note.


The first is in respect of Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAMs). The Court of Appeal commented at [6] that: “it was unfortunate that the parties in this case did not take advantage of the MIAM. Had they done so, the issues between the father and mother that concerned the logistics of the father’s contact might have been speedily resolved before the inevitable trauma caused to the family by the Fact-Finding process&...

Sacha Lee
Assistant Solicitor, Children Department

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