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‘Far too often survivors and their children have been let down and retraumatised through the process and it is one of my utmost priorities to change this’

‘Far too often survivors and their children have been let down and retraumatised through the process and it is one of my utmost priorities to change this’

This is a quote from the website of the UK Domestic Abuse Commissioner, Nicole Jacobs, on the release of ‘Improving the family court response to domestic abuse’, a 29-page report on her work to date on establishing a mechanism to monitor the way allegations of...

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Judges publishing porn

Judges publishing porn

'What?' I hear you ask, your face crunched up as you read the title of this post. Yes, you read it correctly. On 24 November 2021, approximately 3 years after the publication of detailed anonymisation guidance warning against the publication of overly graphic sexual...

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Defining expertise

Defining expertise

There has been a lot of discussion recently about experts in the family court, prompted partly as a result of the recent publication of a 'memorandum' on the topic by the President of the Family Division, and partly as a result of some recent press coverage relating...

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