Practice Notes: Children

High Court judge tells warring couple to have ‘serious settlement discussion’

Divorce may be like a boxing match, but it is the children who suffer 'lifelong bruises', says famil

14 May 2015

The muffled voice of the child: Part four

The lack of opportunities for children to express their views in the family justice system is finally being addressed, say Carla Ditz and Hele

12 May 2015

Offering children permanence and security

Non-parents wishing to care for a child long-term should be made aware of the benefits of special guardianship orders, says Simo

12 May 2015

Should men be forced to take paternity leave?

A new law forcing fathers to take paternity leave could mean greater equality and happier family relationships, but there are also financial concerns for b

30 Apr 2015

Damages for deception: Will IVF case be the first of many?

A recent case in which a deceived parent was awarded damages will have a ripple effect on family law, say Fiona O'Sullivan and Tani

21 Apr 2015

The muffled voice of the child: part three

There is a real opportunity for the old proverb ‘Children should be seen and not heard’ to become a thing of the past, say Carla Ditz and Hele

07 Apr 2015

Inadequate foundations

Noel Arnold reminds practitioners of some of the fundamental principles of advancing with evidence, complying with directions, and considering al

07 Apr 2015

No happily ever after

A panel of specialist family mediators should be established to provide more support to abducted children, Professor Marilyn Freeman tells Catherin

31 Mar 2015

Legal aid cuts a ‘black mark’ on government's children's rights record

Parliamentary committee calls for a review of young people's access t

24 Mar 2015

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