The bank of Mum & Dad just keeps on giving

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June 8, 2018 1 comment

Wooden figures and house

I noticed an article on the BBC website recently on the bank of Mum & Dad starting to feel the pinch when helping their children get on the property ladder. Having blogged about this topic back in 2017, I was interested to read that the average parental contribution is down 17% year-on-year, reduced from £21,600…

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A worrying picture of court modernisation

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June 7, 2018 2 comments

Court room books

Resolution paints a worrying picture of court modernisation programme As regular readers may be aware, HM Courts and Tribunals Service (‘HMCTS’) is currently carrying out a range of reforms to introduce new technology and modernise the justice system. The reforms include using online services and video technology to reduce demand on courtrooms. A recent National…

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Can family law be used to make families more stable?

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May 31, 2018 1 comment

Two children looking out of the window

John Bolch shares his thoughts on the article ‘Broken homes, broken children’ by Harry Benson at the Marriage Foundation. “Family breakdown has been normalised and the kids just have to get along with it.” wrote Harry Benson, Research Director at the Marriage Foundation, in an article entitled ‘Broken homes, broken children.’ The article begins by…

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