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CARE/FAMILY PROCEEDINGS: Re A (Children: Split Hearing) [2006] EWCA Civ 714
Date:4 APR 2006

(Court of Appeal; Chadwick, Wall and Moore-Bick LJJ; 4 April 2006) [2006] The Times September 7

Applications for permission to appeal to the Court of Appeal in child cases had to be brought on swiftly. Where, in a case involving children, the court was contemplating a split hearing it was essential that the issues to be resolved in the first limb of the hearing were clearly defined and that the consequences of any such findings were fully understood by the parties.