Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. Having made all allowances for the difficult position of the court when an alleged abuser was unrepresented, the mother's appeal against the judge's decision that she was not going to interfere with the allegedly abusive father's right to cross-examine the mother on matters which were not sexual succeeded on all grounds. In particular, the Family Division held that the history showed a chronic failure of judicial case management and allowed the appeal on that ground alone.