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29 APR 2015

Re H-B (Contact) [2015] EWCA Civ 389

Re H-B (Contact) [2015] EWCA Civ 389
(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

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