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April 21st, 2018

Father contests £40,000 CSA Case in the Upper Tribunal on 25th April 2018

Charles Adams, a father whose successful attack on the practice of anonymisation in child support cases was supported by Fathers4Justice and is reported in the Upper Tribunal case Adams v. Sec.State & Green [2017] UKUT 9 (AAC), and who had a Liability Order in the sum of £38000 made against him at Willesden Magistrates Court […]

December 12th, 2017

3-year legal saga ends in victory for Fathers4Justice founder as arrest is declared ‘unlawful’

  A three-year legal saga ended last week when it was ruled that the arrest of Fathers4Justice founder, Matt O’Connor, for a minor Public Order Act offence, was ‘unlawful’. O’Connor, 50, from Clapham, was arrested outside his former home in Stockbridge, Hampshire on 4th September 2014 for a minor Section 5 Public Order Act offence.The […]

December 5th, 2017

Fathers4Justice founder appeals Public Order conviction in Guildford Crown Court

The founder of Fathers4Justice, Matt O’Connor, 50, from Clapham, London, will appear in Guildford Crown Court this Thursday 7th December to appeal a conviction for a Section 5 Public Order Act offence dating back to September 2014 in Stockbridge, Hampshire. The case, which has lasted over three years, has involved 16 court hearings, 8 Judges and 4 courts, in […]

September 29th, 2017

Father contests £41,000 CSA Liability Order in Magistrates Court on 3rd October 2017

Charles Adams, a father whose successful attack on the practice of anonymisation in child support cases was supported by Fathers4Justice and is reported in the Upper Tribunal case Adams v. Sec.State & Green [2017] UKUT 9 (AAC), is now facing a £41,000 Liability Order Application by the CSA to be heard on Tuesday 3 October 2017 at […]

September 29th, 2017

Father successfully attacks Upper Tribunal anonymisation practice in child support cases: Adams v. Secretary of State & Green [2017] UKUT 9 (AAC)

Charles Adams’s attack on the invariable practice of the Upper Tribunal in anonymising parents involved in child support appeals culminated in a ground-breaking Judgment by the President of the Administrative Appeals Chamber (AAC) in February 2017: Adams v. Sec.State & Green [2017] UKUT 9 (AAC) [attached]. The case was supported by Fathers4Justice with a number […]

June 21st, 2017

Revealed: How HM Courts used fabricated claims against Fathers4Justice

Fathers4Justice today disclosed confidential court documents from Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Services (HMCTS) which reveal how the courts have used fabricated claims to smear and discredit the campaign group. The documents were disclosed as part of a Judicial Review brought by F4J founder Matt O’Connor after Aldershot Magistrates Court excluded the public from his […]

November 7th, 2016

A Conspiracy of Silence: Nearly 3 years of politically motivated, taxpayer funded legal proceedings against Matt O’Connor

Pic: Dr Michael Pelling and Matt O’Connor The High Court last Friday (4/11/16) ruled in a declaratory judgment that court managers and magistrates sitting at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court on 20 February 2015 acted ‘unlawfully’ in excluding members of the public who sought to attend the trial of Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor, for a Section 5 […]

November 4th, 2016

High Court rules court acted ‘unlawfully’ in excluding public from Fathers4Justice founders trial

Pic: Dr Michael Pelling and Matt O’Connor The high court today ruled in a declaratory judgment that court managers and magistrates sitting at Aldershot Magistrates’ Court on 20 February 2015 acted ‘unlawfully’ in excluding members of the public who sought to attend the trial of Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor, for a Section 5 Public Order […]

October 17th, 2016

Fathers4Justice Founder in High Court Judicial Review Final Hearing over Closed Courts

HEARING 21 OCTOBER 2016 The founder of Fathers4Justice appears in the High Court (Royal Courts of Justice) on FRIDAY 21ST OCTOBER 2016 for the trial of his Judicial Review Claim seeking to quash the decision of Aldershot Magistrates Court on 20 February 2015 to hold his trial for a minor public order offence in a […]

October 3rd, 2016

Challenge To Anonymisation Practice In Child Support Appeals: Final Hearing Thursday 6 October 2016 In Open Court

Mr CJA had a successful child support appeal to the Upper Tribunal heard in open court with no reporting restrictions but found that the Judgment [2014] UKUT 359 (AAC) appeared anonymised on the public database, at  http://www.osscsc.gov.uk/Aspx/view.aspx?id=4272. Anonymisation was a rubber stamp process following a fully public hearing and done without any judicial direction, and is being challenged in a […]

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