|First appearance||18th May 2015|
|Last appearance||18th May 2015|
|Number of appearances||2|
|Played by||Sakuntala Ramanee|
After David's side of the argument was given, Callum's lawyer stated their case. Happily twisting the knife in as much as she could, she said that although she didn’t deny that Max was a happy boy now, she put it before the court that it could well be due to the fact that Max was now beginning a relationship with his natural father rather than anything that David had done. She claimed that all Callum wanted was reasonable access to his son and David had put up resistance to that all the way – even going so far as to try and flee the country recently. She claimed that David’s only legal claim to Max was as the husband of Max's mother Kylie Platt - a habitual drug user missing since Christmas.
Later in the hearing she really ditched the dirt: with a smile on her face, she gave the court a character assassination of David with information supplied by Bethany Platt. This included details of David sending Gail Rodwell cards from the dead Richard Hillman, Bethany herself accidentally taking ecstasy from David’s supply, the occasion when he pushed Gail down the stairs and the campaign he waged against Nick Tilsley that left him with permanent brain damage. Her summary was that David was a disturbed young man and always would be.
At this, David interjected and tried to speak up for himself but the Judge wouldn’t allow it. When he continued, she order his lawyer to take him out of the room and only allowed him back in again on condition that he would behave. She then ordered a full Cafcass report and David was given interim custody of Max but Callum was given two overnight stays a week with another hearing set for the final adjudication when the two applicants would hopefully be able to come to an arrangement over the child’s living arrangements.