ON APPEAL FROM HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
(MRS JUSTICE MACUR)
(Lower Court No: FD10P01834)
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
B e f o r e :
LORD JUSTICE WILSON
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Mr David Williams (instructed by Dawson Cornwell Solicitors ) appeared on behalf of the Respondent, the son.
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Lord Justice Wilson:
"The mother shall sign a separate letter today to the effect of her instruction as set out above and this shall be given to the child's legal team today at court for them to send by email or facsimile to the said school."
No doubt it was also intended that the letter should be sent to the aunt.
"Her contempt was deliberate, defiant and in the clear knowledge that this ward has been ordered to be returned to this jurisdiction on several previous occasions. Her act of defiance was quite clearly a contumelious disobedience of the court's order and intent."
"The result, I think, is that this court is unlikely to interfere unless it is of the view that the sentence passed is manifestly disproportionate or excessive. The judge is local, on the ground, and has the 'feel' of the case. Any tinkering by this court is to be avoided."
Lord Justice Lloyd:
Order: Appeal dismissed