AA v BB [2019] SC DUN 94 

https://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/docs/default-source/cos-general-docs/pdf-docs-for-opinions/2019scdun94.pdf (Sheriff Court, 8 November 2019)

Dundee Sheriff Court has granted an order regulating contact between the Pursuer and his daughter in circumstances where previous contact arrangements had resulted in particular distress for the child due to her strong connection with the defender, and the strained relationship between the parents. In reaching this decision, the Sheriff noted that she was bound to take account of the need to protect the child from abuse; the previous handovers amounted to this as they had “give[n] rise to distress” in the child. 

The order granted sought to limit the distress experienced by the child by emphasising the value of a gradual transition from mini handovers to longer periods of time between the Pursuer and his daughter. It was determined that this would allow the child to “build up a sense of security in being left by her mother to go with the pursuer.   

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