James Dixon in Court of Appeal as Restraining Order Quashed

Tue, 15 May 2012

On 15th May 2012, The Court of Appeal quashed a restraining order in R v Brown. 
 
The appeal was allowed out of time against the imposition of a restraining order which had the effect of prohibiting a relationship between two consenting adults, reiterating the decision of the Court in R v Picken [2006] EWCA Civ Crim 2194 that it is not the the function of the court to protect adults (who know their own minds) from themselves. 
 
Article 8 ECHR had been relied upon in the grounds but the Court saw no need to go that far.
 
James Dixon appeared for the appellant, instructed by Argyles Solicitors, Tamworth.

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