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Nov 27

Legal Profession Putting Out Misleading News About Legal Aid for Mediation

Mediation is still available through legal aid Despite the misleading news by the legal profession, legal aid is still available for mediation. Misreporting by The Guardian, Misreporting by BBC, Misreporting by National Family Mediation, Misleading article by law society gazette Many couples going through a separation may be completely unaware that Legal Aid is in …

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Nov 14

Birth Control Deception is Rape, but only if you are a man.

A Nova Scotia man in an appeal court was convicted of sexual assault for putting pin holes in condoms before having sex with his girlfriend. She became pregnant as a result. In the lower court he was acquitted of assault, but on appeal he was found guilty. Now the case is being re-examined in the …

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Nov 14

Religion Clashes with Medicine in Right to Life Case

In the Court of Protection, cases involving decisions about people who are mentally incapacitated in some way, it was ruled that a 72 year old man who had had severe brain damage from a stroke should be allowed to die. The man and his family, were Muslim and as part of their religion, suffering would …

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Nov 12

Justice Munby Plans to Open up England and Wales Secret Courts

One of England’s most senior judges has pledged to expose family courts to public scrutiny to avoid miscarriages of justice and restore public confidence. Sir James Munby, president of the Family Division of the High Court, said parents of children taken into care must no longer be gagged by the courts and journalists should be …

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Nov 10

Judge Rules Mothers Must Pressurise Children to go to Access

THE Family Court has warned separated parents that they are required to hand over children for access visits, whether the children want to go or not. It is often the case that reluctant children once they go to the father after an initial miserable period actually settle down and enjoy the time they spend with …

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Nov 10

8 Things Children Want Most in Mediation

According to Berni Davis from Berkshire Mediation Service 1. Please don’t argue in front of us 2. We don’t like it when you criticise or bad mouth each other. 3. It makes us feel good when you get on. 4. We don’t have to worry so much if you talk together about things that affect …

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Nov 08

Court Refusing to Recognise Irish Couple’s Adoption of Mexican Girl

An Irish couple have asked the High Court to overturn the Adoption Authority of Ireland’s refusal to recognise their adoption of a young Mexican girl. The court is refusing on a legal technicality to recognise the adoption though all parties agree the child’s wellbeing would be guaranteed by recognising the adoption. 18 other adoptions are …

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Nov 06

CAFCASS to be controlled by ministry of justice on April 2014

The welfare of children and families will be brought to the heart of the court system when a key safeguarding organisation moves to the Ministry of Justice, Family Justice Minister Lord McNally has announced. The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) will transfer to the Ministry of Justice in April 2014. Cafcass …

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Nov 06

Australian Family Court System in Meltdown

The 2006 shared parenting reforms in Australia left a lot of mother’s unhappy with the continued involvement with the father in the children’s lives. Last year’s changes to the Family Law Act has resulted in an unprecedented level of domestic violence and abuse allegations being made now more than 50%. Reports of abuse and violence …

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Nov 04

Legal Aid Cuts Results in Disastrous Drop in Divorce Mediation

The number of divorcing couples entering pre-court mediation is down by a third because of cuts in legal aid for lawyers. It has been observed that the only route left to obtain legal aid for lawyers is to make allegations of violence or abuse. Thousands of divorcing couples and their children are now heading straight …

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