Appeal Division of the Family Court of Australia (28 May 2008) (Appeared for the Respondent Mother at the trial at first instance)

This was an Appeal against a decision by Steele J. who was found by the Full Court to have denied the Respondent Mother natural justice.  There was an error by the trial judge in failing to produce brief reasons as the transcript did not adequately reveal his reasoning process that it was in the child’s best interests to make orders which he did for time to be spent with the paternal grandparents each weekend.