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I am sorry you have had such a torrid time with your ex and the courts.
You can indeed instruct a solicitor to simply represent you at a hearing OR you can use a Direct access Barrister
as you are now allowed to instruct them directly
You can read more here
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I would opt for a Barrister rather than a Solicitor with a view to speaking on your behalf.
It is time to stop settling for less than you and your daughter are entitled to.
As a minimum at this point you should be having all day - with clean handovers and with the next stage overnight contact
Enforcement in these circumstances is always an issue as imprisonment is not a realistic option - although you should consider whether your lifestyle could accommodate a change of residence so that the child lives with you as that could be the ultimate threat.
I have a suspicion that you are a nice person who has tried to so everything properly - including going back to supervised when there no real reason to do so.
You need not only someone who will be robust in court - but who will also encourage you to be robust - including not handing over the child until it is time to do so
Do you have to remain in the library the whole time?
Do not worry - Barristers are used to travelling for cases - often all over the country - look at Dorchester of Bournemouth.
Have you considered separate enforcement action?
How many times have you made enforcement applications on a C79?
I suggest a Barrister as court work is their bread and butter