Appeal against a committal order where the appellant had admitted breaching orders made preventing her from recording or videoing her daughter.
The background to the case and the order can be found at Sunderland City Council v Macpherson  EWCOP 3. The grounds of appeal presented by the appellant invited the court to look at the whole case but in this judgment, the Court of Appeal judges make clear they are only concerned with the appeal against the finding of contempt and the sanction imposed.
Dingemans LJ dismisses the appeal as at 
"In all of the materials that I have had an opportunity to consider, I can discern no basis for finding that the orders finding a breach of the court orders made by Poole J were wrong or indeed that the sanction was wrong. It was apparent that Poole J considered carefully whether there were contempts which were found and found on overwhelming material that breaches of orders had been made and the findings of contempt were therefore inevitable. The sentence was as low as it could properly be, given the circumstances."
Peter Jackson LJ also adds that the judge 'cannot be faulted'
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