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Can you tell me - have any of these people already provided statements of evidence within the proceedings?
If they have not, are they likely to?
The reason I ask is that you can't just summon anyone to the stand, only witnesses that have provided statements (and the court has to agree to them doing so in the first place) can be called to give evidence and/ or be cross examined.
Character witnesses would not be required for live evidence.
Normally, it is only the parents, any experts that have provided evidence to the court and the Cafcass officer that can be called.
Witnesses would be agreed at the DRA if there is going to be a final hearing.
I hope that this is of use?