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Children

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

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

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