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Re H-B (Contact) [2015] EWCA Civ 389
Date:29 APR 2015
Law Reporter
(Court of Appeal, Sir James Munby, the President of the Family Division, Black, Vos LJJ, 22 April 2015)

 Contact – Intractable contact dispute – 16 and 14 year olds objecting to contact with father – Order for no direct contact – Appeal – Whether the judge should have instructed an expert to advise on moving contact forward
 
Please see attached file below for the full judgment.


 The father’s appeal from an order refusing direct contact between himself and his two children, aged 16 and 14, was dismissed. 
  Neutral Citation Number: [2015] EWCA Civ 389
 Case No: B4/2014/2622

 IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
 ON APPEAL FROM BRISTOL COUNTY COURT
 HIS HONOUR JUDGE WILDBLOOD QC PL12P01463

 Royal Courts of Justice
 Strand
 London
 WC2A 2LL

 Date: 22/04/2015

 
 
Before :

 PRESIDENT OF THE FAMILY DIVISION
 LADY JUSTICE BLACK
 and
 LORD JUSTICE VOS

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 RE H-B (CONTACT)

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 Ms Sarah Evans ( Pro Bono) for the Appellant
 Ms Ceri White (Direct Access) for the 1st Respondent
 Ms Kathryn Skellorn QC & Ms Jessica Wood (instructed by Pardoes Solicitors LLP) for the 2nd Respondent
 Ms Abigail Bond (instructed by Wollen Michelmore ) for the 3rd Respondent

 Hearing date: 31st March 2015

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 Judgment

 Re H-B (Contact) [2015] EWCA Civ 389