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Hit on the head by an old chestnut

The hoary chestnut, the ‘meal ticket for life’, has fallen from the media and hit us squarely on the head again. This time, the impetus is a Supreme Court case called Mills v Mills. Back when it reached the Court of Appeal, one of my colleagues here on the...

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Family Court Reporting Watch Roundup

Correcting, clarifying or commenting on media reports of family court cases Explaining or commenting on published judgments of family court cases Highlighting other transparency news MEDIA (MIS)REPORTS OF FAMILY COURT CASES BBC News and the Telegraph - We commented on...

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Hit on the head by an old chestnut

The hoary chestnut, the ‘meal ticket for life’, has fallen from the media and hit us squarely on the head again. This time, the impetus is a Supreme Court case called Mills v Mills. Back when it reached the Court of Appeal, one of my colleagues here on the...

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Are ‘Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid?’

Twitter commentators asked questions last week of a BBC headline: Thousands misusing abuse orders to get legal aid, says parenting charity  And the 'click-bait' opening sentence of the story itself: Families Need Fathers says parents are being encouraged by some...

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Court of Protection

Re Nichol: an unsent text message as a valid will

UPDATE 18 October - I've added a footnote to discuss some points which have been raised in Twitter conversations following my original post. On 11 October 2017, this headline appeared on the BBC news website.  The story naturally aroused a lot of interest and...

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Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 7:50pm
@JonIrwinLD @womensaid We wondered if it may be this study from @womensaid and @MyCafcass last year? We can’t think of another one it might be. Can you confirm Jess? https://t.co/vbLD2f6WUj
Friday, July 20th, 2018 at 7:07pm
Are you able to assist us for fact checking purposes Jess?