Re N: How not to write a skeleton

I have just read the report of Re N (A Child) [2009] EWHC 3055 (Fam) (25 November 2009), which has just appeared on Bailii. It is the latest chapter in a sorry story of litigation concerning the parties' son, that I have commented upon previously. What I want to comment upon now is the father's remarkable skeleton argument.

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A risky strategy

Michelle Young has told her story to the Daily Mail. Is telling your story to the media whilst court proceedings are pending a risky strategy?

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Open Debate

The FLBA hosted a panel discussion on ‘Publicity in Family Proceedings’ today. It was moderated by Mr Justice Coleridge, and the panel was comprised of Mrs Justice Eleanor King, Anthony Hayden QC, Joshua Rozenberg and Dr Julia Brophy. It was a really interesting discussion.

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Wishes & Feelings Reports – No Panacea

I attended the FLBA Annual Conference in Bath today and was struck by a really interesting talk by Dr Kirk Weir, Consultant Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatrist.

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Yes PM: I don't know why but this came to mind re Baby P

Jacqui Gilliatt ponders upon the government response to Baby P.

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21st Century Taboo

Claire Young discusses the subject of forced marriages, one year after the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007 came into force.

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Domestic Violence Sufferers Urged to Seek Support

This week saw the domestic violence charity Refuge launch the “Four Ways to Speak Out Campaign” to encourage sufferers of domestic violence to speak out and escape the domestic violence situation they find themselves in.

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Local authority policies: adoption, contact and care orders

Jacqui Gilliatt discusses the difficulties created by local authority policies regarding adoption, contact between the birth family & the child subject of a special guardianship order and refusal to support a care order with children remaining at home.

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