This is a really sad case. The end result being the Judge decided that restarting contact between a father and son would not work, for many reasons.
Lord Justice McFarlane, when giving his judgment, restated the approach in Re W (Direct Contact), a 2012 case that should be taken in implacable hostility cases.
At one stage, early on in the proceedings, the father withdrew his application because of the impact it was having on the mother, who was extremely stressed. He later described this as the most ill-advised decision of his life.
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Father’s appeal is dismissed in 'tragic outcome' In Re A (A Child)  EWCA Civ 910 the Court of Appeal has re-considered the approach to cases of implacable hostility to contact. Despite no findings against the father, the court upheld an order for no direct contact with the father. At the centre of this case was the parties' son, B (12), who together with his mother had significant psychological and emotional vulnerabilities connected with the very issue of contact with F. The judge at first instance concluded that it was inappropriate to make an order for direct contact at the time, but made an order for limited indirect contact. F appealed.