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Barry McAlinden represents a mother in private law children proceedings dealing with issues of abuse and self-incrimination

Barry McAlinden acted for a mother in private law children proceedings. Following her allegations against her ex-partner, the court made findings of physical abuse and coercive control, which were sent to the CPS. The father was charged with assault and coercive control and argued the child law proceedings should be adjourned as he would be unable to address the findings of fact as he would have to exercise his privilege against self-incrimination (in respect of the related criminal proceedings).