Senior Judge highlights evidence-based reasoning

April 16, 2018 2 comments

family law

The Senior President of Tribunals stressed the importance of evidence-based reasoning in a speech earlier this month. In a talk entitled The Role of the Justice System in Decision-making for Children, Sir Ernest Ryder said “Since the publication of the Family Justice Review in 2011, the family justice system has been undergoing a systematic programme…

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Has Lady Hale already decided the Owens appeal?

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January 29, 2018 2 comments

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As someone who is approaching the tenth anniversary of joining Twitter (I really should get a life), I suppose I understand better than most the limitations of the platform for delivering serious subject-matter. Even with the recent doubling of the character count, tweets are inevitably superficial, giving information with no detail and no background, so…

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A spurious argument for reform

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January 4, 2018 3 comments

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The things I do for Stowe Family Law. Breaking my rule never to ‘play along’ with anyone who chooses to put their content behind a paywall, I registered with The Times, albeit only for two free articles, in order to read an article by former High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge on the issue of…

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