Was this the right decision? All too often parents use children as the last means of controlling their ex partner. However, on reading this judgement it appears that the child definitely did not want to see her father and it appears that he has given no reason as to why he had not seen her for so long. Presumably that was one of the reasons why the appeal was allowed so that it could go back to the trial judge for full evidence to be supplied. It is very sad, however, when children do appear to be used as a pawn in proceedings.