|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| 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.