Family Justice Minister signs mediation pledge

November 29, 2013 0 comments

Family Justice Minister Lord McNally has signed a pledge drafted by legal organisation Resolution promising to promote alternatives to court. The Minister signed the pledge to  mark Family Dispute Resolution Week, an annual event designed to raise awareness of non-confrontational alternatives to court in family disputes. The pledge reads: “I pledge to help people going…

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Men and women scorned: Is Rosa Monckton right?

November 29, 2013 3 comments

“A man scorned is much more dangerous than a woman #Nigella”  tweeted Rosa Monckton two days ago, in reference to her sister-in law Nigella Lawson and the celebrity chef’s ex-husband Charles Saatchi. What will eventually happen in the current headline-hogging trial of the Italian sisters accused of defrauding the couple we don’t know and cannot…

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The swift return of abducted children by John Bolch

November 28, 2013 1 comment

If a child is abducted by one of his or her parents into another country that has signed the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, then the other parent can apply for the child to be returned. The application is dealt with by the family court of the country into which…

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