RE A (A Minor) (Fact Finding: Unrepresented Party) (2017)

[2017] EWHC 1195 (Fam)

19/05/2017

Barristers

Henry Setright QC
Brian Jubb
Private: David Williams QC
Jacqueline Renton

Court

Family Division

Practice Areas

International Children Law

During a fact-finding hearing in proceedings in relation to a child, the mother, who had made allegations of domestic abuse, had been cross-examined by video link by the father who was representing himself. The court called for urgent attention to be given to the issue of the cross-examination of victims of abuse by their abusers in family courts when it was not permitted in the Crown Court.

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