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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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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22 year-old becomes first woman convicted of coercive behaviour

April 17, 2018 5 comments

domestic violence

A Fine Arts graduate has become the first woman to be convicted of ‘coercive control’ since the offence was created. The 22 year, from Hertfordshire, was arrested days after her boyfriend was taken to hospital with extensive scalding injuries after she had thrown boiling water over him. Neighbours had reported regular disturbances, the sound of…

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