Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 171 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Thorpe LJ and Neuberger J

Representation Sally Bradley QC and Erica Carleton for the third party.
  Carolyn Bland for the local authority and the guardian ad litem.
Judgment Dates: 12 March 2002


Family proceedings - Care proceedings - Judicial investigation and determination of responsibility for injuries suffered by children - Judge finding as a fact that third party liable for assaults on children - Mother subsequently confessing to responsibility for injury to one child - Judge refusing application for re-trial of facts - Whether judge in error - Appropriate course of action following admissions contrary to judge's findings of fact as preliminary issues in care proceedings.

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