Two child support cases, and more thoughts on the future of family law


My posts this week on Marilyn Stowe’s Family Law & Divorce Blog  began with a couple of interesting child support decisions, and ended with further thoughts on the future of the justice system, a theme that seems to be occupying the minds of our senior judiciary:

The child support claimant who feared intimidation - A situation that, I suspect, is not uncommon. WA v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions & Anor (Child support: tribunal practice) demonstrates how it should be handled.

A Kafkaesque child support decision - The Upper Tribunal sorts out an absurd situation in SB v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and & Anor (Child support: calculation of income).

What exactly are the family courts for? - To administer the law, or to solve society's problems?

“Justice has no second class: even in an age of austerity” - At least, that's how it should be. Sir Ernest Ryder's speech The Modernisation of Access to Justice in Times of Austerity.

Have a good weekend.

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