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Paid McKenzie friend jailed for deceit

by Marianna Michaelides / 21 Oct, 2016

A paid McKenzie friend, David Bright, has been jailed for perverting the course of justice within family proceedings. Mr. Bright ran an organisation that charges for the services of ‘professional’ McKenzie friends.

Parental Absence in Early Childhood

by Helen Blackburn / 18 Oct, 2016

Earlier this month the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL) published their findings on the effect of parental absence in early childhood

China begins streaming courtroom trials Live

by Lauren Bovington / 12 Oct, 2016

There is a battle in the family courts. The media understandably want to report on family court proceedings and some family practitioners seek to protect the privacy of the family courts especially hearings involving children.

Turkey signs 1996 and 2007 Hague Conventions

by David Hodson OBE MCIArb / 10 Oct, 2016

On Friday 7 October 2016 Turkey signed and deposited its instrument of ratification to the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention and to the 2007 Hague Maintenance Convention. Both Conventions will enter into force for Turkey on 1 February 2017.

Can financial proceedings remain a divorcing couple’s best-kept secret?

by Fatimah Basama / 03 Oct, 2016

Court proceedings relating to the division of a couple’s assets generally come about as a result of the couple concerned having been unable to reach an agreement between themselves, or through mediation or lawyers, and therefore needing to ask for the Court to intervene in order to reach a conclu