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Hi, I’m Lea and I will be assisting you with your query today.
I am very sorry to hear about your dilemma, but will do my best to provide you with advice and guidance on what to do next. Yes, it is a very usual response to a further application in existing proceedings, for the judge to list the application to be heard on the same date as an already listed hearing. This is a) to prevent delay to the application and b) to save judicial time.
All applications any party makes to court is also automatically sent to the respondent in the application. This is standard, so the mother was always going to see your application and would always have had a right to respond to it. Her response should have been served on you, so you need to contact her/solicitors or the court to ask for a copy of her response.
The order does not show any questionable action or bias, it all appears to be standard court procedures.
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