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Lessons on legal advice and representation

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May 1, 2018 1 comment

Before I begin this post I should make two things clear. Firstly, I will not be going into the specific events and characters surrounding the Alfie Evans case, and the legal advice or representation that his parents received – others have already given their critique of those things far better than I ever could. This…

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BBC One’s ‘The Split’ vs reality

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April 26, 2018 5 comments

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At 9:00pm on a Tuesday evening, after eight hours in Court, what could possibly make a family lawyer sit down to watch a BCC drama about divorce and divorce lawyers? Because last night that’s exactly what I did, watching the first of six episodes of “The Split”. “Coals to Newcastle” and “Busman’s holiday” and similar…

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New Family Division President announced

April 26, 2018 1 comment

law

The next President of the Family Division has been announced. Sir Andrew Ewart McFarlane will succeed Sir James Munby on 28 July. The current President, the outspoken and high profile Sir James Munby, will retire on 27 July, his 70th birthday. Lord Justice McFarlane will also complete precisely seven years as an Appeal Court Judge…

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