Case Law

Family case law is what guides judges on how they make decisions in court. These are previous cases that have been presented and decided upon.

There are different levels of decisions from the family proceedings court, the county court level, the high court, the appeal court, the supreme court and finally the European court of human rights.

A decision by a higher court or a court at the same level is binding on all lower courts.

The way to use case law is to find a case with the same basic facts as your case in which a decision was made that favours your case.


Intractable Contact Dispute

Guardian Ad Litems, CAFCASS and NYAS

Local Authority


European case law

Mckenzie friends

Findings of fact