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    Ck2617
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    Do i have the right to request to speak to the judge in court if i do not agree to the decision made in regards to my children?

    #13818 Report

    Empty
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    No. It likely won’t be a judge, it’ll be a magistrate and their decision will be informed by CAFCASS. You can discuss with them, but unless you’re suddenly revealing new information (and they will ask why you’re mucking them around) then they will say they have made their decision based on the evidence supplied by all parties.

    #13860 Report

    jasmin3
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    My solicitor told me you can appeal at the final hearing for a judge to review the case if you don’t agree with magistrates decision.

    #13863 Report

    jasmin3
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    I personally don’t feel magistrates should be dealing with family cases, given they have no legal qualification or training. I was completely shocked when my barrister told me they are ‘upstanding members of the community’ e.g. doctors and dentists. I know they take legal direction but they aren’t trained.

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