Re D (Children) (Placement order: Procedural irregularities on appeal)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The local authority appealed against a decision of the second judge allowing the parents' appeal against care orders and placement for adoption orders made by the first judge in respect of two of their children. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appeal, held, inter alia, that the process adopted by the second judge had failed to afford a fair or proper hearing of the parents' appeals. The order of the second judge would be set aside and the parents' appeals would be reheard by a different tribunal.

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