The Hearing for my wife's visa case was supposed to be held on the 19th, and in line with procedures we've been waiting for a document pack arriving from the Embassy detailing their decision, which in turn allows us to properly prepare our case. It never came, which I suppose given our previous experience with them is not completely surprising, as they've long since set the precedent for not sending us things which they are obliged to. It seems it wasn't the only thing we were let down with either.
So we had to ask a judge for an adjournment the day before. This was successful and now our Hearing will be in late January. It would have been better if we could have spent Christmas without this hanging over us, one way or another, but my lawyer needs to be able to present the best case possible, and that wasn't the position we were put in this week.