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Court of Appeal rejects father’s plea for male expert

7th December 2022

Law Gazette

The Court of Appeal has rejected a father’s application for the social worker instructed in his child arrangement case to be male.

In N (A Child), Re (Instruction of Expert) Lord Justice Baker said the appellant had not produced any evidence to show that the appointment of a woman was a breach of his human rights. But the appeal judge noted that the decision depended on the circumstances of the case and he did not ‘rule out the possibility’ that the court might order an expert be a particular gender.

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