Children

A disease exacerbated

Maria Coster discusses the impact of the lockdown on victims of domestic abuse and the help available

01 Jul 2020

‘Culture of disbelief’ towards BAME domestic violence victims in fear of the law

Multiple barriers including racism face black and minority ethnic (BAME) women raising domestic abuse, research into the family courts revealed

30 Jun 2020

Young offenders face ‘travesty of justice’ because of backlog

Hundreds of children will be convicted as adults because of severe delays in the criminal justice system, a charity has warned

24 Jun 2020

A tolerant approach

Separated parents are trying to maintain the status quo at a time when life is anything but the norm, says Pippa Allsop

25 May 2020

The fear of tech advances

Pippa Allsop discusses the tensions between the human legal advisor and technology

29 Jan 2020

The assumption of a duty of care

A public authority can assume responsibility towards someone by inference from its conduct towards them, as Laurence Toczek explains following the Supreme Court’s re-evaluation of the Caparo test

22 Jan 2020

Civil discontent

The criminal and family courts have made strides in support for vulnerable parties – are the civil courts finally about to catch up? Rachel Rothwell reports

16 Jan 2020

New guidelines to be written for pre-birth care proceedings

Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (NFJO) has pledged to develop the first national, evidence-based guidelines for professionals undertaking care proceedings involving newborn babies.

12 Dec 2019

Speeding up disclosure of police records

The 2013 protocol can be a useful tool in private Children Act cases where you need to obtain police records, as Mariko Wilso

20 Nov 2019