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Can the family court refuse to allow a party to give evidence or cross-examine?
1. The recent case of Mother v Father  EWHC 3107 (Fam) reminds us of the court’s powers to limit evidence. The case concerned an appeal by a mother against the decision of magistrates who determined neither parent was to be allowed to cross-examine the other at a contested final hearing.
2. The parties are the parents of an 8 year old girl. In March 2021 the mother applied for the child to live with her and for her school to...