[2016] EWCA Civ 1020



Alex Verdan KC


Court of Appeal

Practice Areas

Public Children Law

A mother who was found to have been one of two adults who could have caused a physical injury to her son had been denied a fair trial and an opportunity to meet the case against her where a judge had introduced the possibility that she was in the pool of potential perpetrators only after all evidence had been heard and submissions made. That was a serious procedural irregularity which had fatally compromised the fairness of a finding of fact hearing.


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