Re R (Children) (Care proceedings: child's right to give oral evidence)

Family proceedings – Evidence. The appellant, GR, a 14-year-old girl, appealed against an order refusing her permission to give oral evidence in care proceedings relating to herself and her younger sister. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appeal, held that, in all the circumstances and on the facts of the case, a proper application of the test in Re W (Children) (Abuse: Oral Evidence)([2010] 2 All ER 418) led unequivocally to granting GR permission to give oral evidence, subject to her continued desire to do so.

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