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RE J (A CHILD: DISCLOSURE)

The court summarised the approach to be applied when deciding whether to order the disclosure of third party allegations of sexual abuse in child contact proceedings. A judge had erred in conflating the issue of whether the complainant should give oral evidence with the question of disclosure of the substance of her allegations.

28 September 2012

[2012] EWCA Civ 1204

CA (Civ Div) - Thorpe LJ, Hallett LJ, McFarlane LJ

21 September 2012

The appellant guardian appealed against a judge’s refusal ([2012] EWHC 180 (Fam)) to disclose information relevant to her duties concerning a 10-year-old girl (D).

D’s parents were divorc...

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