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Louise Stanbury acted for the biological father in a Court of Appeal case which ruled that his parents can still attend contact with the child.
The sperm donor father and his parents had been allowed to be involved with the child for the first three years of the child’s life. However the mothers then stopped all contact for 18 months. They eventually allowed the father to have contact again but refused to let his parents attend. The judge in first instance said his parents could attend contact with him on two occasions out of seven each year.
The mothers appealed that decision saying the grandparents had no status or role and shouldn’t be allowed to join the biological father at all.
The Court of Appeal ruled in the father’s favour that his parents should be allowed to attend the two contact sessions per year.
The judgment is available here.