This case is another damning indictment of the present family law system which too often still operates on the basis of over-zealous opinion evidence instead of objective decision-making based on a properly consensual and accurate factual basis. This tragedy sounds another siren call for root and branch reform.
This post is a collaboration between myself, Lucy Reed of Pink Tape, Sarah Philimore of Child Protection Resource and Louise Tickle who is a freelance journalist – you have probably seen her pieces on family Justice in the Guardian.
You can also read it here
Several family lawyers have been discussing this case on Twitter, and it was suggested to us that it might be helpful to draw together a document with some important questions and our answers. We won’t necessarily agree on everything, but even our disagreements might help with the debate.
This post is a collaborative post to which a number of people have contributed. We would welcome others responses to the specific questions we’ve set – email firstname.lastname@example.org with your replies.
We are Lucy Reed (barrister and author of the Pink Tape website www.pinktape.co.uk) Sarah Phillimore (barrister and…
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