K (REMO – Power of Magistrates to Issue Bench Warrant): FC 12 May 2017

Whether magistrates sitting in the Family Court have the power to issue a warrant for the arrest of an alleged maintenance debtor who has failed to obey an order to attend for questioning as to his means.
Held: They did, though in this case personal service of the order had not yet been achieved and the matter was remitted.


Peter Jackson J


[2017] EWFC 27, [2017] WLR(D) 329


Bailii, WLRD


Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 31E


England and Wales

Family, Magistrates

Updated: 26 March 2022; Ref: scu.584197