ASKING QUESTIONS AFTER JUDGMENT: NOT TO BE USED IN AN ATTEMPT TO RE-OPEN THE CASE (OR ARGUE A DIFFERENT CASE ON DIFFERENT GROUNDS)
I am looking again at the decision in O v B-M  EWFC B23. That case predates the more recent Court of Appeal judgment in Children  EWCA Civ 898. However it is another example of a party attempting to use the process of checking a draft document in an attempt to re-open the case.
The judge decided that a marriage ceremony in Ghana was not sufficient to establish a valid marriage in English law. The draft judgment had been circulated. The unsuccessful party changed solicitors and embarked on a major effort to change the result.