Royals, resulting trusts, and representation

In December 2017, I wrote about Privacy and the Princess, a case involving the divorce of two members of the Luxembourg royal family, Prince Louis and Princess Tessy.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Be careful what you wish for: Transparency – what are its consequences?

This post is to comment on the latest ramifications of the long journey of two parents who faced the same accusation in both criminal and family courts but with very different outcomes.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Children and private law: to claim the rights – Part 2

Procedure for a child’s application.

Full post: dbfamilylaw

Private law rights of children: Part 1

A child’s ‘views’ in the family courts.

Full post: dbfamilylaw

Are English marriage laws compliant with the EHCR?

Human rights and English marriage.

Full post: UK Human Rights Blog

High Court to scrutinise restrictions on areas where P has capacity

Mr Justice Hayden has handed down a judgment concerning LC, a young woman with autism and significant learning disabilities.

Full post: Doughty Street Chambers

Anonymisation Guidance – a curtain of secrecy?

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew MacFarlane issued some guidance last week on the anonymisation of published judgments in family court cases.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Multiple failings, IRO and whistleblowing

A & B (care orders and placement orders – failures) [2018] EWFC 72 (30 November 2018).

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Born of Injustice – how it came to be written

Last month, The Doctor magazine published Born of Injustice,a piece based on papers we obtained from a family court. It raises serious questions about the treatment of a mother with mental ill health whose baby had been removed at birth for nine months.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Divorce reform, 2018 style

Reducing family conflict Reform of the legal requirements for divorce, September 2018.

Full post: dbfamilylaw

Media regulation update

There have been a number of developments in media regulation since the government decided, earlier this year, to abandon long-promised plans to resume the Leveson Inquiry into press misconduct.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Making sense of parental alienation (Parts 1 & 2)

2 posts on parental alienation, from the Transparency Project,

Full posts: Part 1, Part 2

Legal Blogging in Leeds

This morning, finding myself in Leeds and with a morning to spare I attended Leeds Family Court to try a spot of legal blogging in a court that I was unfamiliar with.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Covert Recording

Last night was the Annual Family Justice Council Debate - and this year the topic was covert recording.

Full post: Pink Tape

Public hearings of family proceedings appeals

Open court principle and family courts appeals.

Full post: dbfamilylaw

Miss Demeanour and her concertina

M & Ors v Liverpool City Council [2018] EWFC B69 (12 November 2018).

Full post: suesspiciousminds