His Honour Judge Bellamy expresses his views on secrecy in the family courts and the campaign efforts to open proceedings to scrutiny. Within this, he also issues a practice note to the local court in Leicester, setting out considerations for the publishing of judgments.
The main points of that guidance are listed below: Continue reading New Guidance for Local Courts on Transparency in Family Justice
For any father not currently seeing their kids, if we receive an email from you today on Father’s Day, we’ll send you download links for one of our guide packs… free. Continue reading For Father’s Day – Featured Guide Packs are Free Today
The National Family Mediation (NFM) charity made an announcement last Friday that “Courts considering the case of Rebecca Minnock should halt legal proceedings surrounding the future of her son so mediation can be undertaken to help shape a brighter future for the three year-old, says a leading family charity.”  The same announcement has been repeatedly promoted by them on social media with claims:
Continue reading National Family Mediation – Minnock and Mediation
We launched our new blog on 19th April 2015, incorporating it into our main site. Old articles and announcements can still be viewed on the blogspot site.
As the number of articles increase, we want content to be easily accessible for you, so in addition to:
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Why the hairy owl with the pen? It’s our graphic artist’s attempt at humour. My eyebrows really aren’t that bushy!
Just to make you aware that links are now up to enable you to watch cases being heard in the Supreme Court.
Current cases can be viewed via links on the UK Supreme Court’s Current Cases Page.
Past cases can be viewed via links on the UK Supreme Court’s Decided Cases Page.
Supply your own popcorn.
12 questions to test your knowledge on family law, this time on matters related to court applications and arguments where one parent seeks to relocate abroad with the children.
Do You Know Your Leave to Remove – Take the quiz!
Our Family Law App contains 1.5million words of family law guides, support tools, case law and more. Court forms, tips, your questions answered, draft court orders… easy to use, it’s simple to find information, and delivers incredibly detailed content. Continue reading Embed our Family Law App on Your Site
Election time is coming, and there’s inevitably discussion about which party is best for separated/separating parents and their children. One important matter I hope will be remembered is the bedroom tax and its impact on families. Continue reading Remember the Bedroom Tax come Election Day
If you missed the Panorama programme last night, you can still view it here. Continue reading BBC Panorama – Problems for Litigants in Person
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