Alienating behaviours and appealing about an expert report

This post is about a High Court case called Re MFS (Appeal: Transfer of Primary Care) [2019] EWHC 768 (Fam), a judgment delivered in March by Mr Justice Williams.

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“…such obviously fallacious legal arguments”

H-L (Children: Summary Dismissal of Care Proceedings).

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When children are abducted by a parent – a scourge, an unspeakable cruelty and a matter of public interest

Since yesterday the news has been full of reports about a Ukrainian ‘Billionaire, Sergiy Tigipko, investigated over abduction of [his] UK grandchildren’.

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“Love her how I love her”

In a dreadfully sad case, the mum wrote in a statement to the court her reasons for not actively opposing the care and placement order in respect of her little girl.

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Finding fault in the reporting of no fault divorce

Jo Edwards dissects various headlines that were screamed from the front pages of newspapers across the country last week, after the government announced plans to reform divorce law in England and Wales.

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Giving hope to all concierges who date cosmetics heiresses*

Ipekçi v McConnell is a case between  – yes, you’ve guessed it – a hotel concierge, Anil Ipekçi, and  Morgan McConnell, the great-granddaughter of the founder of Avon.

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What does ‘irretrievable breakdown’ mean as a ground for divorce?

Irretrievable breakdown of marriage: the old and the new.

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Divorce reform: Lord Chancellor’s response – first thoughts

Response to consultation.

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Stocker v Stocker: Facebook Libel and Dictionary Deficiencies

This Supreme Court judgment is on a defamation case, not family law, but it refers to wider issues about victims of domestic abuse who feel the law can sometimes be used to threaten them if they speak out.

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Anonymity: private and public proceedings

Open justice principle.

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A post script about RIPA

A short while ago I wrote a post about social workers carrying out surveillance of families that they work with, which has attracted a certain amount of attention. I've had an email from a data protection officer at a local authority expressing concern that the article isn't correct, so I thought I'd better address it.

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Lego instructions and the views of a child: Part 2

Lego, the law and child representation: a pre-preliminary point.

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Lego instructions and the views of a child: Part 1

CS v SBH: a solicitor’s role.

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Videos of children being removed

Every so often a video is circulated on Facebook or Twitter that shows the distressing removal of a child from its parents by police or social workers. Yesterday was one such day.

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