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There, I attended a hearing in relation to my children

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Hi there,
I attended a hearing in relation to my children following me filing for a Prohibited Steps Order against my former partner after she turned up at the Nursery drunk to collect my children. At the hearing before a District Judge it was ordered that a further hearing be held and the children remain with me until that date, as well as other directions including that I file a statement etc. That was nearly two weeks ago.
I have telephoned the Court Office today as I wanted to know by what date I needed to file my Statement and have been advised that no Order has been made as yet and that the Judge who presided over the case is waiting for my "partner's Barrister" to E-file an Order!! I do not understand how my "partner's Barrister" is involved in the filing or production of this Order but was told that this is perfectly normal? I do not understand this at all and the Court Member of Staff was unable to provide me with any further information.
I am extremely worried now as if my partner's Barrister is involved in the "Order" (he is a Circuit Judge also) there would definitely appear to be a conflict of interest.
Could you please shed some light on this please as the Court are being no help in explaining this to me and I am representing myself.
Thank you,
Scott Mills
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
Whilst not a family lawyer, but a civil litigation Solicitor I can say that this is perfectly normal.
When directions are given the parties (both you and the other side) would take a note. Because the Court staff take so long if one party is represented then that lawyer will prepare the order (taken from what the Judge has said) and email it to the Court.
The Judge will then approve it and the Court staff will seal, copy and send it to all those involved.
But they are correct, a person representing one side drafting the order is quite normal - but this will be based on what directions the Judge has give,
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.

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