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You can ask for a stay of a judgment at any time, but you should be aware that the complaint about the judge will not undo her decision. The only way to do that is to appeal, and you need to complete that process if you want any chance of overturning the decision. You should be aware that decisions on credibility of evidence are very hard to appeal and you may have been told that already. Is there any chance of reaching some settlement by a family mediation where you could salvage something from this?
I prefer to be up front about prospects of litigation and your situation doesnt look good. So it may be time to build some bridges with family
I'm still not sure how far your case has gone. You said it has gone to appeal, but I am still not sure whether you have applied for leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal, which was rejected, or whether you have had the full appeal heard. You have a right of appeal from the Court of Appeal to the Supreme Court. You haven't said whether you have tried this. If you still have a right of appeal to the Supreme Court, you cannot seek judicial review.
You cannot use judicial review as an alternative to an appeal. There are many cases which make it clear that once you have exhausted the court appeal processes, then judicial review doesn't work.