Re U (children)

Family proceedings – Orders in family proceedings. The father appealed against the judge's refusal of his application for an adjournment and for a rehearing of the care proceedings relating to four of his children. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the appeal. It held that, as to the refusal of an adjournment, the judge had conducted the appropriate balancing exercise and reached a conclusion which could not be categorised as wrong. As to the refusal of a rehearing, it could not be seen upon what basis the court could conclude that the earlier findings needed revisiting in order to reach the right decision in the interests of the children.

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