Category Archive: Family Law (Private)

Jun 21

Polish woman appeals for help to find son missing with estranged husband

  Judge gives Leyla Dad permission to write open letter to six-year-old Mani, who vanished from home in Kielce, Poland, and is thought to be with his British father 21st June 2015   Judge gives Leyla Dad permission to write open letter to six-year-old Mani, who vanished from home in Kielce, Poland, and is thought …

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Dec 10

WALES/ENGLAND – Minister tells judges to keep out of legal aid disputes

Courts should not intervene in funding disputes where a litigant has already been denied legal aid, the justice minister has said. 10 December 2014By John Hyde   Shailesh Vara (pictured) told a committee of MPs this morning that judges should accept the presence of litigants in person and work with them. His statement was in …

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Jun 23

UK – Stay-at-home mothers facing child custody battles without legal representation

Mothers have borne the brunt of the impact of cuts in legal representation in family court cases, figures court show     Mothers have borne the brunt of the impact of legal aid cuts  Photo: ALAMY/POSED BY MODELS   The number of mothers facing court battles over access to their own children without a lawyer …

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Jun 09

WALES/ENGLAND – Top family judge adjourns father’s contact case amid legal aid impasse

Sir James Munby calls for justice secretary’s intervention amid concerns that man’s lack of legal aid could disadvantage child   The judge said there was a risk that, if the process of deciding on a man’s contact with his son was not fair to one parent, that unfairness might ultimately disadvantage the child. Image posed …

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Feb 21

UK – Who’s the daddy? One in ten fathers in Britain have doubts over the paternity of their children

Figure rises to one in five men in some regions, including the North East Many fathers in Northern Ireland and London also harbour paternity doubts Meanwhile three per cent of women say they are not sure of child’s father Problem is most apparent in the North West, where six per cent are unsure   Questions: …

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Jan 18

WALES/ENGLAND – Kill off outdated family law, says retiring Coleridge

The private sector should take the lead in developing more innovative and ‘daring’ alternatives to the ‘bloodshed, time and cost’ of court, according to a retiring family judge.   Announcing the he is stepping down from full-time judging, Sir Paul Coleridge also called for an overhaul of outdated divorce laws.   He told a conference …

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