Thank you for your question
My name is Clare
I shall do my best to help you but I need some further informtaion first
What evidence did the Magistrates hear?
My apologies - I meant who gave evidence and was questioned?
Did the CAFCASS officer give evidence?
Actually that is not what the Research says- the Australian research was about compulsory 50/50 shared care - and no that is not great - it was Penelope Leach who argued that there shoudl be bo overnight contact - which frankly is daft as much depends on the relationship between the child and the parent.
Has the child EVER spent the night with someone other than mum?
How many nights has the youngest spent with you?
My apologies for the delay
In fact most appeals are NOT successful and accordingly are not reported at all
This is not a matter where you need legal precedents to quote in the same way that the other side does.
They have to prove that the Magistrates acted inappropriately and did not consider the evidence properly.
Given that they heard evidence from both of you and the CAFCASS officer it is not clear what other evidence they should have sought.
They did go against the CAFCASS officer - but if she was inexperienced and they were experienced that is not a problem.
As I said the research she refers to is misquoted and not relevant given that you have been a major part of both their lives
Rather than case law look at the research - and find the flaws in their arguments!
Please ask if you need further details
You are most welcome I hope all goes well