Practice Notes: Children

Lawyers overwhelmingly hostile to settlement conferences in care proceedings

‘Get ready for team-building days out with local authority managers’, say

02 Dec 2016

The goal of child support

Highly-paid professional footballers perform a public service by clarifying the law on child maintenance, suggests Simo

29 Nov 2016

New Bill shines spotlight on age-old debate

The Children & Social Work Bill reignites debate over the best interests of a child, writes Pau

29 Nov 2016

No child left behind?

Joanna Farrands considers whether Brexit will result in abducted children being left strande

31 Oct 2016

Does mandatory reporting go far enough?

Those who fail to report or follow up on suspected child abuse must be subject to professional sanctions and civil claims, writes Kathlee

25 Oct 2016

Family mediation: The depressingly low take-up

Receipt of information about mediation should be compulsory for all in the family courts, with no exemptions, says Haze

13 Oct 2016

Civil justice system ‘closed to the poorest’

Amnesty calls for an immediate review of LASPO as legislation ‘decimates’ access t

11 Oct 2016

Mucky, traumatic and deeply, deeply sad; the world of family law

Radicalisation, Kindoki, and ‘miracle baby’ cases are just some of the unexpected challenges family courts are facing – and they must deal with them agains

07 Oct 2016

Rights of third-country nationals

Paul Stanley QC discusses the extent to which parents who are not EU citizens can derive EU rights of residence from their dependen

06 Oct 2016

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