Cameron Paterson

Cameron Paterson is a journalist with an interest in legal matters. He has edited the Marilyn Stowe Blog since August 2012.

Children in the middle

March 18, 2014 2 comments

family life

When you are young your parents are the centre of your world. I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that. Your world revolves around them. They don’t just provide the practical necessities like a roof, food and toys – it’s so much more than that. You draw your sense of identity from your…

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Bishop condemns prenuptial agreements by Cameron Paterson

February 17, 2014 5 comments

Prenuptial agreements – ‘prenups’ – are always, perhaps, going to be a hot button issue, provoking water cooler debate and gut reaction. For many, they conjure up images of overbearing spouses-to-be fast-talking their less wealthy partners into restrictive agreements that may not be in their best interests. It all depends on your point of view…

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Getting tough with litigants in person?

December 3, 2012 32 comments

litigants in person

I’ve written more than once on this blog about the rise of the ‘litigant in person’ – people who appear in court with no legal team and represent themselves. Once a relative rarity, something strictly for eccentric amateur lawyers only, the numbers of litigants in person is widely expected to shoot up next year with…

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Surrogacy: a special case? By Cameron Paterson.

August 3, 2012 0 comments

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Marilyn writes: I welcome informed guest posts from readers and I am delighted to publish a post today by Cameron Paterson, a journalist with an interest in legal matters. He has written about a new case in the High Court, involving the breakdown of a marriage between husband and wife who are also the parents…

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