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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. You need to contact the specific court the hearing is listed at - your friend should know who the judge is as it will be stated on the last order. Contact the court at 9 am, and ask how to submit an urgent adjournment application - they will tell you to send it by email and give you the email address.
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You said it was a fact finding. That will not be dispensed with.
Yes, the FFH may go ahead over the two days. The case is not concluded after an FFH - that is just one step in the process. After the FFH there will likely be a s7 welfare report, then a further hearing or two. I don't know what the case is so cannot be more definitive.
But just get your friend to contact the court at 9 am on Monday to sort out his application for adjournment - if the injuries he has suffered are sufficient to make it impossible for him to attend the hearing, it may well be adjourned. He needs to provide all the info to the court so the court can decide.
Have a lovely evening.