Sir Paul Coleridge backs newspaper campaign for family law reform

January 3, 2018 0 comments

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Former High Court Judge Sir Paul Coleridge has backed a newspaper campaign for family law reform. Writing in The Times this week, the Marriage Foundation chair described the Family Matters campaign as “both timely and courageous” and expressed his full support. The aims of Family Matters include the introduction of ‘no fault’ divorce, automatic recognition…

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Charity urges increase in family mediation

January 24, 2017 2 comments

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A charity has called for an increased use of mediation during family breakdown. The public needs a better understanding of the divorce process so children and other “at-risk parties” can be better protected, the Family Mediation Association (FMA) insists. This call comes during the organisation’s Family Mediation Week, which launched yesterday and will run until…

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PM: family is ‘best anti-poverty measure ever’

January 12, 2016 0 comments

David Cameron, Prime Minister

Prime Minister David Cameron described family as the “best anti-poverty measure ever” in a speech this week. Speaking in London at an event held by the charity Family Action, Cameron pledged to double the amount of money spent on relationship support services to £70 million over the next five years. He claimed that the £35…

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A poisonous feud

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October 20, 2015 0 comments

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Families can be wonderful things. They can form a solid basis for happy lives, in the process bringing much joy to their members. Unfortunately, however, they can also be a vehicle for acrimony and hatred, as any family lawyer can testify. A recent, sad example of the latter cropped up last week in the Court…

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Call for government action on relationship breakdown

September 18, 2015 1 comment

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The government must do more to promote family stability and fight relationship breakdown, a number of prominent public figures have declared. In a newly published open letter, Members of Parliament, charity chief executives and academics called on the government to treble the money it spends on relationship support to £22 million. Such a boost would…

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