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Assessing Risk of Harm to Children and Parents in Private Law cases.

Family courts are not the arenas for frightened or angry people. An adversarial court system that requires proof is a hard place to be for those who believe themselves to be or who actually are victims of violence. I quite accept that most of us entering into a relationship do not at the outset start […]

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Transparency in the Family Courts

This is a post about the case of Newman v Southampton City Council & Ors [2020] EWHC 2103 (Fam) (05 August 2020. The judgment is very long which is an indication that something important was happening. Melanie Newman, a journalist wanted to see documents in care proceedings which had ended in October 2018. The child, born in […]

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Further additional provisions relevant to relocation:

Further additional provisions relevant to relocation: Article 13.5 13.5 Where the subject matter of the dispute includes an issue as to the permanent relocation of any child to any of the jurisdictions identified in Art.2.2(c), the arbitrator, after liaising with the parties to the arbitration, shall identify in the determination the steps necessary to give […]

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