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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Are some judges in the Family court out of tune with the lives of the people they serve to protect?

February 25, 2021 Speech Box

I’ve often been concerned that in cases of domestic abuse attendance at court can actually make the traumas suffered worse. It’s not the first time that view has been aired but it’s still the case that it’s a ongoing concern, Read more …

DIY is best left for decorating not divorcing

February 18, 2021 Speech Box

A report by Scottish Widow’s research team revealed that more than half of married people would fight for a fair share in any jointly owned property and, yet fewer than one in 10 claim that they would want a fair Read more …

Mediation – much better than ending up in court

February 10, 2021 Speech Box

“When I won the Golf Challenge in South Africa, I asked my wife if she’d like a designer dress or diamonds as a present?” But she said, ‘No, I want a divorce.’  “I said, ‘I wasn’t planning on spending that Read more …

Who has the right to choose their child’s religion?

February 5, 2021 Speech Box

The press – well, the Daily Mail at least – has been following Katie Holmes and her 14 year old daughter Suri Cruise through New York, slightly obsessed that the teenager is almost as tall as her mum now, and Read more …

Parental alienation and disputes about children

February 3, 2021 Speech Box

Parental alienation is a term growing in use and is being recognised more frequently than ever in cases involving disputes about children, writes Louise Barretto, Head of our Family team.  Parental alienation can occur when the child is psychologically manipulated Read more …