Family LoreCast #20, 30th September 2010

This week Natasha and I discuss the 'bonfire of the quangos', which will see the end of the HFEA and the LSC, and could also see the end of CMEC, Cafcass and even the UK Supreme Court. We also discuss the surge in judges ordering parenting classes.

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Family LoreCast #19, 23rd September 2010

This week Natasha and I discuss the speech Is the Family Justice System in need of review?, given by the President of the Family Division Sir Nicholas Wall to the shared parenting charity Families Need Fathers on the 19th September. Topics covered include shared residence, compulsory assessment for mediation in private law children matters, the future of legal aid and McKenzie friends.

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LoreCast #18, 16th September 2010

This week Natasha and I discuss:

* Cafcass and the continued rise in the number of care applications (story here);

* The Guidance issued by Mrs Justice Hogg for use in cases of stranded spouses (story here); and

* The question of whether the court can make a contact order without making a residence order (story here).

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Lorecast #17, 9th September 2010

After a long summer vacation Natasha Phillips and I return with our weekly discussion about topical family law matters.

This week we discuss:

* The conflict between Indian ministries regarding the ratification of the Hague Convention (story here).

* The recent report that found that 40% of victims of domestic violence are males (story here).

* The latest news regarding the family legal aid contracts tender (story here).

* The implementation of no fault divorce in New York (story here).

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