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A family judge will be replaced in a case after being overheard on a Zoom call making comments about the mother in a care proceedings hearing. 

Mrs Justice Judd had initially refused an application that she recuse herself from continuing to hear proceedings in respect of the 16-month-old boy.

But in C (A Child) [2020] the Court of Appeal overturned that decision, concluding the judge had made ‘highly critical’ remarks about the mother’s honesty during the course of evidence, which to a person looking in from the outside would demonstrate a real possibility of bias.

Read the full article here: Law Gazette

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