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Can an applicant for an order under the Family Law Act 1996 release a copy of a statement they have made in those proceedings to the police for the purpose of a criminal investigation concerning the respondent or is the courts permission required in order to release the statement?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 27/10/2017

The following Family Q&A produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Can an applicant for an order under the Family Law Act 1996 release a copy of a statement they have made in those proceedings to the police for the purpose of a criminal investigation concerning the respondent or is the courts permission required in order to release the statement?

Can an applicant for an order under the Family Law Act 1996 release a copy of a statement they have made in those proceedings to the police for the purpose of a criminal investigation concerning the respondent or is the courts permission required in order to release the statement?

It is sadly frequently the case that an overlap exists between family and criminal proceedings. Given the increasing specialisation of the legal profession this will often mean that separate teams of lawyers are involved in each aspect, with different court jurisdictions being involved. It is also often the case that evidence prepared for non-molestation proceedings may be of use to the police in investigating a criminal offence. However it is important before disclosing information prepared for the purposes of an

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