I’m going to write about the appeal reported on Friday which revolved around judicial misconduct. I’ve been beaten to it by both Pink Tape and Civil Litigation blog here http://www.pinktape.co.uk/rants/judicial-conduct-what-about-the-context/ and here https://www.civillitigationbrief.com/2019/10/25/appeal-allowed-when-the-trial-judge-overstepped-the-line/ respectively.
So I’m not going to go into as much detail on the background as they do. Their pieces are both very good, so read those when you’re done.
C (A Child) (Judicial Conduct)  EWFC B53 (16 October 2019)
A District Judge (DJ Mian) in Birmingham decided a care case after a 5 day final hearing. The Judge granted an placement order for the child, M, who was 1. M had an older sibling, N, who was already the subject of a Care Order (to a different Local Authority) and was in residential care though possibly moving to a grandmother in due course.
At the hearing, the parents accepted that they could not care for…
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