In re W (A Child) (Abduction: Contempt) – WLR Daily

Posted August 23rd, 2011 in appeals, child abduction, contempt of court, detention, law reports by sally

In re W (A Child) (Abduction: Contempt) [2011] WLR (D) 277

“Where a father repeatedly flouted court orders that he disclose the whereabouts of his child, who had been abducted and was believed to be abroad, it was open to the court to impose repeated terms of imprisonment for contempt the cumulative duration of which ostensibly exceeded the two-year term identified in section 14(1) of the Contempt of Court Act 1981.”

WLR Daily, 17th August 2011