Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The recorder granted a care order in relation to L in favour of the appellant local authority, but refused to grant a placement order. The recorder had given his main reasons for his decision in his first judgment and also issued an addendum. He gave a further judgment when he refused the appellant local authority's application for permission to appeal. The authority appealed against the refusal of a placement order in respect of L and contended, inter alia, that the judgments had been inconsistent with each other. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appeal, held, inter alia, that to justify a decision such as that at issue would require the clearest of reasoning and that had been absent from the recorder's judgments.