L & B (Children) [2013] UKSC 8 (20 February 2013)

The Supreme Court held that a Judge had a discretion to reconsider her judgment up to the time the order was perfected. The Supreme Court did not place limitations on this discretion holding that the overriding objective must be to deal with cases justly. The issue of whether in care proceedings the sealing of a final care order would prevent reconsideration was discussed but no decision made as it was not relevant to the instant case and had not been argued before the court.