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How to complain and seek rights to go public???

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23 Apr 12 #325980 by nicholson
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Hi all,

I have been in a court case now (contact) for nearly 3 years and all sorts of complications have arisen.

I would like to know if I can appeal against a judge''s order made in my absence? and how to complain about my case??


How do I get the right to go public?, I feel that my case is in the publics best interest has to how careful and cautious all parties need to be regarding the system, Barristers, Solicitors and Cafcass,and would like to tell my story to all!!! I think people would find it very useful and would benefit from me sharing my experiences

Can anyone point me in the right direction???

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23 Apr 12 #325983 by Fiona
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You need permission from the court to disclose information about child proceedings.

Why were you absent? To appeal you would need to show the judge made an error of fact or law or gave a perverse judgement no other judge could be expected to make.

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23 Apr 12 #325989 by nicholson
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In brief I have attend every hearing expect one, which was in December of last year. I started a new job on the Monday and was due in Court on the Thursday. I was on a six month contract and had intense training for the first 4 weeks and I could not attend the hearing..in addition father did not attend either, I also have to travel 3 hours there and back which I have done to date..

Hope this helps x

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23 Apr 12 #326053 by Emma8485
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Hi did you ask the court to adjourn or move the date?

We havent ever had to do it, but I know people that have done that due to being unable to attend court

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24 Apr 12 #326143 by nicholson
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Hi,

We''ll there wasn''t time to adjourn the case as I was offered the job on the Friday, started on the Monday ans was due in court on Thursday. So the court was notified but it wasn''t adjourned. Father never attended so surprised and order was even raised considering there were no instructions given either side :unsure:

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24 Apr 12 #326145 by soulruler
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I think if you are the defendent and it is difficult for you to attend due to distance that you should be able to have the case transferred to a court near you.

I would also have thought that you do have grounds to appeal in that you notified the court of your inability to attend - you did have very valid reasons and also that the other party did not attend either.

In your position I would put in an appeal as soon as you can.

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24 Apr 12 #326147 by nicholson
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Hi,

I applied for a transfer but the court refused on the grounds that they wanted the previous order full filled???

I have never bothered to ask since.

I did seek advise from a Solicitor and I was told couldn''t appeal, its difficult because I now have to self rep and all these flaws are coming out, I feel like when I was represented its was poorly done??

I don''t know how to appeal and the order was made December 2011? I am in court tomorrow and very concerned about it

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