Tag: Richard Scarratt

Oct 16

Father freed after rooftop protest

Eugene Lukjanenko celebrates winning his rooftop protest battle outside Chatham Magistrates Court. But his fight to have Medway return his son continues.

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May 17

Father in care case faces protest charge

Maidstone Magistrates Court heard this case of a father involved in a rooftop protest at Medway Council.

A father fighting for the return of his son appeared in court today on a charge of aggravated trespass. Occupied porch roof Maidstone magistrates heard Eugene Lukjanenko occupied the porch roof at Medway Council’s offices in Gun Wharf, Chatham, on 5th September 2017. But whether his trespass was ‘aggravated’ was the question.  Only if it …

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Jun 13

Tories promise family courts reform

This protest at Edward Timpson's home in May, led to a manifesto commitment on reform of the family courts

The Conservative Party promised reform of the family courts in their manifesto following a rooftop protest. It is of course open to argument whether the manifesto commitment was a response to the protest at the home of Edward Timpson.  Mr Timpson was Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families in the previous government.  It follows he …

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Jan 18

Family Court Restrictions: father ‘in contempt’

The defendant before a similar case in January

A father fighting a local authority in the family court narrowly escaped jail for contempt of court yesterday. We may only identify him as ‘EL’ and his fourteen-year-old son as ‘J’ on instruction from Judge Richard Scarratt, pursuant to rules designed to protect the secrecy of the family courts. [At the time of writiing, we …

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