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Experts in the Family Courts

The results of the legal survey and consultation confirmed that difficulties in securingexpert witnesses were experienced across the country and in a wide range ofspecialisms. It also emerged that the shortages were not confined to medical experts butto other allied professions in particular psychology and independent social workers.The impact of the shortages was principally in […]

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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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#PAS uk family law

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