Crisis in infinite Courts

The President has published his 15th View from the President’s Chambers, and it is a doozy.

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Really serious and imminent

Lucy Reed looks at the 15th View from the President’s Chambers: care cases: the looming crisis.

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Hear the angsty screams of the family lawyers…

I sort of feel obligated to vent on behalf of the family law community about The Archers.

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Giving a clear and simple judgment: how hard can it be?

Newspaper reports of a judgment released this week have concentrated on the use, by the judge, of an emoji – probably a first in the Senior Courts. But the judgment is far more interesting for the way the judge, Mr Justice Peter Jackson, has written it so that the children caught up in a family case will be able to read and understand it – without any loss of legal clarity and efficacy.

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Jackson’s Thriller

Mr Justice Peter Jackson has broken twitter. Not with his bootlylicious bottom, but with his judgment in the case of Lancashire County Council v M & Ors [2016] EWFC 9 (04 February 2016), just published.

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Revoking adoption and IVF mistakes (again)

Case O (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) [2016] EWHC 2273 (Fam) (13 September 2016).

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Woman kept in a cage

Al Jeffery v Al Jeffery (Vulnerable Adult : British Citizen) 2016.

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Proportionate costs in a family case: £33,813 reduced to £3,737.50

In K -v- K [2016] EWHC 2002 (Fam) Mr Justice Macdonald reduced the costs of a successful party to an appeal in a family case.

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See-Saw

B (A Minor : Habitual Residence) [2016] EWHC 2174 (Fam).

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The View from the Daily Mail: Squandering and other lost opportunities

This is a post by Sarah Phillimore and represents her views about the Daily Mail which she hopes, but cannot assume, are shared by other members of the Transparency Project.

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McKenzie Friends: responses to the consultation

In February 2016, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd, and the Judicial Executive Board issued a consultation entitled “Reforming the courts’ approach to McKenzie Friends”.

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Tape recording of an expert (a SHOCKING case)

Re F (A Minor) 2016.

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