Hi, I have a question around a position statement in relation to contact proceedings. I have filed and served a statement but have noticed (after it being picked up by the other side) that I have made an error.
I went to fact finding hearing and there were findings made against me. During the judgment hearing I was unrepresented, even though I was instructed a solicitor and had a barrister. The barrister didn’t turn up and also didn’t provide me with a copy of the written judgment. So I was unaware of the full contents of the detailed written judgement until much later. No attendance notes were provided to my solicitors either. An order was drafted which asked for me to file a position statement at a later date. My statement was based on my understanding of the hearing as a lay person and my subsequent understanding and interpretation of the order which was communicated to my lawyer.
Based on my limited understanding I incorrectly accepted the findings made against me (I didn’t realise this meant I was in effect saying the allegation made against me was true. It has only since the other parties position statement was filed did I became aware that my position in relation to the order which stated ‘whether I accepts the court’s findings of fact’ had been misinterpreted. I had interpreted it as whether I accepted that a judgment had been made not that I agreed with the finding.
My question is, can I submit an updated position statement or addendum clarifying this matter? And is there any application form I need to complete or can I just file and serve an addendum statement explaining the reasons why I am doing so.
I am really worried about this I dont agree with the judgement but accepted because I have lost all hope in the court system. I didnt realise i would be confessing.