Re: L (Contact: Genuine Fear): FD 2002

The Court had to consider a mother’s total opposition to any contact between a child and his father. It was compelled to reach a decision with reluctance that the mother’s phobic disorder, not based on rational thinking, nevertheless was of such genuineness and intensity that to order contact would cause the child marked emotional harm. He would be exposed to the emotional effect on the mother which would be profound and possibly de-stabilising.


Bruce Blair QC


[2002] 1 FLR 621


England and Wales

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CitedA and D v B and E FD 13-Jun-2003
In two separate actions, fathers with parental responsibility sought orders requiring the mothers of their children to ensure they received the MMR vaccine. Each mother objected, having suspicions as to the safety of the treatment. Specific issue . .
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Updated: 30 June 2022; Ref: scu.185659