Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Week in Focus 21st February 2009

My weekly podcast roundup of the top family law news and best family law blog posts:

The Week in Focus 21st February 2009

Stories/posts referred to in this podcast:

Court has left these parents in hell - Telegraph

Justice Ministry to bar parents from telling their own stories - Independent

Baby P case sparks hike in care applications - Law Society Gazette

Baby P: GSCC confirms interim suspensions for social workers - Community Care

Family Law Week blog: Child Protection roundup

Judge bans further reporting on story of 13-year-old father - The Independent

Man accused of shaking 11-week-old baby is cleared after three year ordeal - Telegraph

Domestic violence victims get banking help - Law Society Gazette

Repossession claims fall in wake of new protocol - Law Society Gazette

Rothwell v Rothwell [2008] EWCA Civ 1600 - Family Law Week

Harrison v Harrison - Family Law Newswatch

Nearly Legal: Mersey Paradise?

Benussi Blog: Turning the spotlight on Parenting after Parting

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog: From England, The Living Together Agreement

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog: The Costs of Collaborative Divorce

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  1. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would

    leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed

    reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


  2. Thank you for your news roundup; it is becoming a staple of mine for being thoroughly informed and reformed, the latter due to the fact that I had not anticipated Collaborative Law as being a hostage to profiteering, which Sam Hasler astutely points out via another author's article.

    To my mind, the law needs to take the lead on this issue and improve legal culture so that families are not dragged into another system they subsequently get locked into and can't get out of.

    Collaborative Law could be a great way for lawyers to work and for families to move forward.

  3. Yes, I was interested to see the views mentioned by Sam. As I said on the podcast, perhaps collaborative law is not to be the panacea that many seem to think it will be. I'm not sure what can be done to prevent it becoming a vehicle for profiteering.


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