Practice Notes: Children

Wait for care proceedings rises to 28 weeks

Cafcass CEO ‘not surprised’ at increase following rise i

03 Jul 2017

Engendering confidence in the child maintenance system

The current ‘paper tiger’ maintenance scheme has been criticised by Mr Justice Mostyn for failing to support vulnerable receiving parents, explains Phili

14 Jun 2017

Securing transparency and trust

The risk of jigsaw identification is but one aspect of the family court reporting puzzle, writes Jean-Yves Gilg

11 Apr 2017

Religion and the welfare of the child

Hannah Greene discusses a series of judgments which show the delicate task of the secular courts in respecting parents’ religious wishes for thei

10 Jan 2017

Family law themes of the year

Sarah Hutchinson and Elizabeth Burch discuss key family cases, including developments in the law on nuptial agreements and the emphasis on the voice of the

22 Dec 2016

Family lawyers hold key to driving change

A ‘dire’ court system hampered by LiPs represents the biggest challenge for the future, writes Matthe

16 Dec 2016

Are settlement conferences appropriate?

Dominic Raeside reflects on the benefits – or otherwise – of settlement conferences in children cases and whether FDAC is a meaningfu

07 Dec 2016

Keep calm and stop recording

Is it ever wise to make audio recordings of children for the purposes of litigation in family cases, asks Marik

06 Dec 2016

The dangers of sending damages

Philippa Barton advises on what to be aware of when acting for vulnerable clients and those receiving benefits, and how to safeguard clients who may not be

06 Dec 2016

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