Happy Birthday Charles Dickens!

Attorney and Client: Fortitude and Impatience by "Phiz" (Hablot Knight Browne) for Bleak House

In view of his obvious concerns for the welfare of children, it seems entirely appropriate to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens's birth on a blog devoted to family law. Of course, the law was one of his most famous targets in the wonderful Bleak House (above), but hopefully since then we have learned a thing or two, even if we may not be perfect!