In re A (A Child) (Vulnerable Witness): FD 17 Jun 2013

Pauffley J said: ‘Once more in these long running private law proceedings it is necessary to consider competing Convention rights so as to strike the right balance between, on the one hand, achieving justice and, on the other, protecting a vulnerable young woman from the potential for further and perhaps very considerable physical as well as psychological harm. The key question is as to whether, imminently, steps should be taken which could lead to the giving, in some form or another, of oral evidence by that vulnerable individual. ‘

Pauffley J
[2013] EWHC 1694 (Fam)
England and Wales

Family, Litigation Practice

Updated: 06 December 2021; Ref: scu.512056