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FAMILY PROCEEDINGS/CONTACT: Re W (Contact: Leave to Apply)

Date:25 MAY 2007

(Family Division; Moylan J; 25 May 2007)

The provisions of the Family Proceedings Courts (Children Act 1989) Rules 1991 (SI 1991/1395) were mandatory. A decision of the Family Proceedings Court to grant a paternal grandmother leave to apply for a contact order could not stand for failure to comply with Rules: no record had been provided as required by r 21(5) and there was no document setting out the reasons for the decision.