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Re A [2019] EWHC 612 (Fam)
Date:20 MAR 2019
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Law Reporter

(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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This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment the anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE                                                                                                                                   No. 2018/0057

FAMILY DIVISION

ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY
COURT SITTING AT BOURNEMOUTH

[2019] EWHC 612 (Fam)

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London, WC2A 2LL

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILDREN ACT 1989

Before:

MR JUSTICE COHEN

B E T W E E N :

VB
Applicant

- and -

(1) JD and LD
(3) B
(4) A (by her Children’s Guardian)
Respondents

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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 [2019] EWHC 612 (Fam)

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