Friday, December 03, 2004

Secrecy and Lies

Interesting surgery in Chandlers Ford this afternoon and one of those where a box of tissues would have come in handy.

I am in something of a dilemma. Particularly difficult custody case and parent is unhappy with report by CAFCASS officer. Unfortunately I am not properly in a position to take this further as the report must not be shown to anyone other than a legal representative. If my constituent shows me then that is effectively contempt of court.

I can somehow tell that this is one of those cases where I am going to have to do more than a little background work and, apart from my constituent, there are wider issues here.