International child custody: self help more harm than good

By Kate Banerjee, partner and head of Children’s Department In an unprecedented step, a judge decided to publicise the apparent abduction of four children involved in a custody battle between their Welsh mother and Spanish father. Although the details of … Continue reading

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Why children should be seen AND heard

by David McHardy In a recent survey a staggering 81 per cent of people agreed that children are ‘usually the main casualties’ in divorce. The research by Resolution, the professional body committed to taking conflict out of family disputes, comes … Continue reading

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Harnessing hostage negotiation techniques for smoother divorce

By Norman Taylor, Consultant Emotionally charged round table discussions between separating couples and their lawyers can be defused with skills learned from hostage negotiators. Comparing divorce settlement proceedings with hostage situations may seem extreme, yet farsighted lawyers can harness techniques … Continue reading

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Army fast track redundancies – double blow for families

By Fiona Kendall, Partner The news this week that 8,000 soldiers – many serving in Afghanistan – will be issued with redundancy notices just days after Christmas will put additional emotional and financial strain on many army families. The festive … Continue reading

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