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  Royalty And Responsibility  

Being described “a good parent” is more than merely a complimentary form of words. The role of a parent is formative and fundamental in the well-being and development of a child. It is one reason why the courts take the matter of parental responsibility so very seriously. After all, parental responsibility is a legal status, […]

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  Childbearing And Choice: The Shift In Britain’s Families  

In many respects, the world in which we live in today is drastically different to the one that our parents were familiar with when they were growing up. It’s tempting to think of such change solely in terms of the technology which we use every day and even the way in which cities immediately around […]

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  Finding Of Fact: Domestic Violence And Public Interest  

Fairness has always been one of the fundamental principles of family court proceedings. Regardless of whether those involved agree entirely with the outcomes, having matters adjudicated in an even-handed manner is an important element in ensuring that they are at least accepted. Of course, every judicial decision depends on weighing up the facts in each […]

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  Blurring The Work-Life Balance  

That the last 18 months have brought about tremendous changes to our home and work lives will come as no surprise to anyone. In particular, measures to control the spread of coronavirus have prompted a necessary increase in the number of people working from home. Not too long ago, it was a sign of flexibility […]

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  Bugged: The Problems Posed By Parents And Covert Recording  

There is no doubt that the rapid pace at which technology has evolved in recent decades has made our lives much easier in many respects. Remaining in contact with friends, family and work as well as on top of world affairs and even our finances is much more straightforward and immediate than it was for […]

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  Covid, Contact and Conflict  

The last year has been an intensely difficult period for families across Britain and the rest of the world. Many households have directly borne some of the physical or financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Yet for others, the scale of what the rest of the country has been through is only really beginning to […]

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  Keeping Up With A Very Modern Divorce  

For most of us, family life is something rather private. Away from work and even friends, spending time at home represents a form of sanctuary. However, there are individuals who have established enormous profile and great wealth from displaying even relatively intimate family moments to a watching audience. Although the trend arguably started with a […]

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  Domestic Violence And A Brexit Blind Spot  

Last week has marked the first anniversary of the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, placing the UK into a state of lockdown in an effort to control the spreading coronavirus pandemic. There have, of course, been enormous economic consequences since on a national, business and also a personal level. Financial support from Westminster may have softened […]

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  Lockdowns and Break-Ups  

The last four months have arguably been amongst the most trying for families across Britain in living memory. Since March the 23rd, when Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the introduction of a series of measures designed to counteract the spread of coronavirus, much of our normal routines have undergone substantial change. In particular, the combination […]

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  International Relations: Birth Rates And Bother for Foreign Couples  

Britain’s status as one of the world’s major countries has long made it something of a magnet for foreign nationals. Many, of course, have relocated to the UK for work purposes. According to figures released earlier this year by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there were, in fact, more than 3.6 million non-UK citizens […]

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