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Case Management Hearing

A Case Management Hearing is part of the case management procedures for dealing with public law children's cases under the Public Law Outline. At the Hearing, the Court gives detailed case management directions, in line with the aim of completing cases within 26 weeks.

This includes drawing up the  timetable for the child and the timetable for the proceedings, identifying the key issue(s) and identifying the evidence necessary to enable the court to resolve the key issues

The first Case Management Hearing should take place on Day 12 of the proceedings. A Further Case Management Hearing should only be directed where necessary and must not be regarded as a routine step in proceedings.

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