(Family Division, Cohen J, 5 February 2019)
Public law children – Contact – Appeal – Order for no direct contact – Whether consideration had been given to alternative options and for the instruction of a child psychiatrist
The appeal from an order for no direct contact with the mother was allowed and the case remitted for consideration.
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ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY
COURT SITTING AT BOURNEMOUTH
 EWHC 612 (Fam)
Royal Courts of Justice
London, WC2A 2LL
Tuesday, 5 February 2019
IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN ACT 1989
MR JUSTICE COHEN
B E T W E E N :
- and -
(1) JD and LD
(4) A (by her Children’s Guardian)
J U D G M E N T
A P P E A R A N C E S
MISS K. BRANIGAN QC and MR J. WARD-PROWSE (instructed by Jacobs & Reeves Solicitors) appeared on behalf of the Applicant.
THE FIRST AND SECOND RESPONDENTS appeared in Person.
MS S. EARLEY (instructed by Abels Solicitors) appeared on behalf of the Third Respondent.
MR A. HAND appeared on behalf of the Children’s Guardian.
Judgment: Re A  EWHC 612 (Fam)