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Court of Appeal hears challenge against CSA's enforcement powers

  • The Times has reported that a father has launched a test appeal this week which challenges the CSA's ultimate enforcement method - imprisonment. 

    Kambiz Karoonian is challenging an order that he pay £1,000 a month in child maintenance arrears or face a suspended jail sentence being brought into effect. He is arguing that the CSA's current enforcement mechanisms are arbitrary, unfair and disproportionate. His appeal comes just days after government statistics shows that there has been a sharp rise in the use of the enforcement powers. 

    Mr Karoonian allegedly owes £10,000 in arrears but disputes the interim assessment made against him in 2001 / 2002 which he says was made without any evidence of his earnings.  He maintains that the CSA did not contact him until 2007. 

News, published: 02/05/2012

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Published: 02/05/2012

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