LoreCast #4, 26th February 2010

This week the topics that Natasha and I discuss include the mounting opposition to the proposals to further open up the family courts to the media, a report comparing cohabitation with marriage, the claim by Iain Duncan Smith that broken home 'damage infant brains', and the continuing problems with the child maintenance IT system.

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LoreCast #3, 18th February 2010

This week Natasha and I discuss the advertisement campaign to tackle teenage domestic violence, the case of Doctor A & Ors v Ward & Anor and the issue of professional anonymity, NAPO's criticisms of Cafcass and the recent increase in the number of family disputes. We also have a bit of fun at the end of the podcast...

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LoreCast #2, 12th February 2010

This week Natasha and I discuss various topical family law matters, including delays in the family courts, draft guidance to the forthcoming Private Law Practice Direction, possible review of Payne v Payne and Baroness Deech's proposal that grandparents be remunerated for the free childcare that they provide. Oh, and there is a little surprise in store for me at the end...

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LoreCast #1

Today Natasha Phillips (of Divorce Manual and Researching Reform) and I begin a new project: LoreCast, a weekly series of podcasts discussing family law news. This week's topics include the Families and Relationships Green Paper, the divorce rate drop, children and media access to the courts, forced marriage concerns and the recent case of Re S. Click below to listen to the LoreCast.