Denise Robertson 1932-2016

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April 1, 2016 2 comments

ITV This Morning

The veteran writer and broadcaster Denise Robertson has sadly died at the age of 83. I liked her very much and would like to pay a short tribute to her. A prolific author and accomplished TV presenter, she is of course best known as the resident agony aunt of ITV This Morning, a post she…

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A week in family law: Cases and court fees

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March 18, 2016 0 comments

family law

It’s (almost) all about cases this week: A transgender sixteen year old can cut off all contact with his adoptive parents, Mr Justice Keehan has ruled. The boy, who was adopted when he was six, was referred to the Tavistock gender identity clinic with gender dysphoria in 2014 and later changed his name by deed…

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Family law then and now

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March 5, 2016 2 comments

Divorce & Splitting Up

I have spent the last 30 years working only as a divorce lawyer. Before then I regularly handled commercial litigation, some of it international, and I had become accustomed to the tough cut and thrust that came with taking on lawyers worldwide. It wasn’t easy; in fact it was extremely stressful, but commercial lawyers aren’t…

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