Precedent, or just a law report?

The prompt for this article came from the fact that increasing numbers of judgements are being published by BAILII which can be published; but some of them cannot be cited in court.

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Kisses and cuddles not enough…

A belated summary about recent case involving adoption of the children of a learning disabled mother.

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Legal aid for domestic abuse: a legislative morass

The more complex the legal aid legislation becomes, the more difficult it is to get help just to explain what it means.

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Cafcass, parental alienation and the law

Discussing the Cafcass 'High Conflict Pathway'.

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Child’s views and court proceedings

EU Charter of fundamental rights and children.

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Learning disabilities – an interesting and sad judgment

A Local Authority v G (Parent with Learning Disability) (Rev 1) [2017] EWFC B94.

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EU Charter of rights and children

A child’s Charter rights which will be lost.

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Who pays for the harm done to children? CN v Poole and the law of negligence

On December 21st 2017, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in CN v Poole Borough Council  [2017] EWCA civ 2185.

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5 family law myths in the media

Some quarters of the press have behaved so badly recently that passengers are no longer able to buy their wares on Virgin West Coast trains. Unfortunately, the rest of us have to put up with them.

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Privacy, the common law and a celebrity divorce

Court divorce papers: how private?

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Medication, ooh, medication, medication – that’s what you need

T (A Child: Care Order: Beyond Parental Control: Deprivation of Liberty: Authority to Administer Medication) [2017] EWFC.

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Protection of public morals: a view from 2018

Protection for the divorcing public; or ‘troublesome irrelevance’?

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“Divorce Day”? Don’t believe the hype…

Like other fixtures in our diaries at this time of year – so-called “Divorce Day” is something which is trotted out in the media on a now annual basis.

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A fork in the road – Cafcass and their pathways

A little while ago we wrote some about Cafcass’ new proposed High Conflict pathway, which had been hailed in the press as a big thing in terms of dealing effectively with parental alienation.

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Celebrities are given a smidgen of privacy at a difficult time in their lives shocker

Looking behind the headline: Jamie and Louise Redknapp’s divorce papers to be kept secret as a judge blocks the release of documents.

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2018 off to a great start then

On her first day back at court Lucy Reed hears that a DFJ is finding that the LAA are refusing to meet the costs of parents attending hearings unless there is an order directing their attendance.

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