||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 96 (Apr)
||Court of Appeal, Civil Division
Thorpe, Hughes and McFarlane LJJ (judgment delivered extempore)
||Daniel Pitt for the grandmother.
||Caroline Bryant for the mother.
||20 April 2012
Family proceedings - Orders in family proceedings - Residence order - Grandmother and mother both applying for residence order - Hearing being listed for contact arrangements - Limited evidence being placed before judge and no oral argument heard - Judge making residence order in favour of mother - Whether judge acting prematurely - Whether judge erring in making order.
Family proceedings Orders in family proceedings. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed a grandmother's appeal against a residence order made in favour of the child's mother, holding that the judge had acted too quickly in granting such an order at a contact hearing when she had not had sufficient evidence on residence and had not heard oral argument from the parties.
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