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A leading family judge has made a direct appeal to lawyers to stop clogging up the system with unnecessary applications. His Honour Judge Wildblood QC also made clear that anyone not heeding his warning will be censured and penalised for wasting court time.

In his judgment in B (A Child) (Unnecessary Private Law Applications), the designated family judge for Bristol said was using the ruling to give a direct message to parties and lawyers.

He gave examples of micro-management requests made to the court in the last month alone: one was to ask the court which junction on the M4 to hand over a child for contact, while on another occasion lawyers asked the court how contact could be arranged to take place on a Sunday afternoon.

Read the full article here: Law Gazette

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