Appellate Judge ‘Aghast’ At 15 Minute Hearing That Ordered 3 Children Into State Care, Parents Not Allowed to Present Their Case

Judge James Orrell Source: Daily Mail UK)

It is too easy for family court and CPS judges to remove a child from their home and make life-changing decisions in hearings that often violate the laws and due process rights of parents. The decisions of judges are rarely questioned because they hide behind the shield of immunity. In truth, judges are NOT granted immunity when they break the law or act outside their jurisidiction. The “best interest” of justice demands increased accountability and oversight of judicial officers… it is wrong that a parent could walk into court as part of a family and leave childless, with little or no hope of regaining custody and/or visitation.

(Derby, Derbyshire, England: 2011) After a hearing which lasted just 15 minutes, Judge James Orrell ordered that 3 children should be immediately taken from their parents and placed into state care. The parents were accused of abuse then denied their right to present their case, and not allowed to speak, when the ruling was made. 

The ruling was exposed after the case was heard in an Appeals Court and overturned. Appellate Judge Lord Justice Thorpe said about the ruling,”I am completely aghast at this case. There is nothing more serious than a removal hearing, because the parents are so prejudiced in proceedings thereafter…Once you have lost a child, it is very difficult to get a child back.”

David Gale, founder of Kids for Cash UK says criminality is rampant in the  court system with judges taking a leading role in malpractice. Gale says,”We have a judicial system that is increasingly being allowed to bring the Law into disrepute. It’s time that we scrapped the outdated concept of judicial independence. It is time to hold judges to account.

Gale has investigated the family courts in Derby and discovered that Judge Orrell is the director of an organization called Relate that provided commercial services, including child counseling to local authorities. Kids for Cash UK exposed Judge Orrell as issuing care orders in order to generate business for Relate and its partners. After being exposed, Relate was quickly dismantled and all records have disappeared. Gale has written a letter of inquiry to  LJ Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, who has refused to answer any questions.

The case was sent back to a county court with a different judge appointed.

Read More:

Family torn apart in 15-minute court case: Judge condemned for decision to remove children (Daily Mail)

The Disgrace of Our Judicial System by David Gale

Judicial Immunity Is NOT Absolute!

 

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About Emily Court

Mom & Kids Need "Just Us" To Fight Injustice in Family Court. I blog to raise awareness about problems existing in the family court system, and use my own story as a personal example of how the systemic failures in family court, and the Guardian ad Litem Program, affect families, in an effort to encourage needed reform. "Emily Court" is a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness working to create a better life for her children, in a stable home free of violence. In her efforts to rebuild her life, she has not only encountered harassment and intimidation from her alleged abuser but faced systematic failures in family court that have empowered her alleged abuser and put her children at risk. Emily is fighting to keep her kids safe, and bring them home. Through writing and blogging, Emily is working to raise awareness about domestic violence, and the urgent need for family court reform. She is currently working on a memoir titled "'Til Prayers Are Answered".
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