J (children) (contact orders: procedure)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. Although the judge had erred in adjourning proceedings to await a welfare report, he had not been wrong to make no order for contact with one child and limited provision for indirect contact with another, given their views. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, further held that the judge's decision not to permit the father's McKenzie friend rights of audience to cross-examine the mother and the eldest child was not open to challenge on any basis.

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