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Three examples of how not to do family justice

This week involves a trio of disastrous cases where things have gone wrong and judges have explained why. The first case is Re L (A Child) [2017] EWHC 3707 (Fam) (22 December 2017), which opens with Mr Justice Francis saying : At some point during the night of a...

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Meal ticket for life bid backfires – or does it?

The Telegraph is one of a number of newspapers to report on the decision of the Court of Appeal to refuse the appeal of Mrs Waggott asking for an increase in her divorce award, and to allow the appeal of Mr Waggot, asking for the duration of her maintenance award to...

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The responsible use of attachment assessments for court

This is a guest post by Rebecca Carr-Hopkins and Tracy Rydin-Orwin (ICI trainers) and Andrea Landini (Director, Family ReIations Institute). They are responding to our post on the case of Re C [2018] EWFC B9, where a psychologist's evidence was based on a clinical...

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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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