“Unnourished by sense.”

M v P [2019] EWFC 14 (22 March 2019).

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Not a vacuum but a low pressure vessel

CS v SBH & Ors [2019] EWHC 634 (Fam) (18 March 2019).

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Should a Local Authority serve notice of proceedings on a father suspected of abusing the mother?

P (Notice of care proceedings to father without parental responsibility) [2019] EWFC 13 (11 March 2019)  .

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Contempt of court: ‘publication’ and children proceedings

The tentacles of court contempt.

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I call humbug

The poor practice, serious mistakes and sometimes unlawful actions of people working in the family law system are almost always hidden.

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The President’s guidance on anonymisation in published judgments

On 7 December 2018, Sir Andrew McFarlane, the President of the Family Division, issued some practice guidance to judges entitled Practice Guidance: anonymisation and avoidance of the identification of children and the treatment of explicit descriptions of the sexual abuse of children in judgments intended for the public arena.

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Judgment critical of delay from expert

X and Y (Delay : Professional Conduct of Expert) [2019] EWFC B9 (11 March 2019).

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Child rights: politics or law

Judicial review and the ‘political arena’.

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Capacity to use the internet

Two recent judgments in the Court of Protection sparked the usual inaccurate headlines suggesting that the court had ridden roughshod over the rights of adults with learning difficulties to access the internet, and more specifically social media.

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Court of Appeal decision about orders for post-adoption contact

Re B (A Child) (Post-adoption contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29 is the first time (since a change in the law in 2014) that the Court of Appeal has considered when an order should be made that an adopted child will have continuing contact with their birth family after he or she is adopted.

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Reporting restrictions and the James Bulger murder

Venables & Anor v News Group Papers Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 494 (Fam) (4 March 2019).

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Can you make an Interim Care Order that lasts beyond the child’s 17th birthday?

Re Q (A Child: Interim Care Order) 2019.

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