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Sir James Munby

McFarlane LJ echoes Munby over family justice ‘disaster’

18 June 2018By

A national board set up to improve the performance of the family justice system and chaired by government ministers had not met for 17 months until recently, the president-designate of the family division has revealed.

Abortion in Northern Ireland Protesters. Pro-choice groups and supporters protested in London, UK, on 5 June 2018

Supreme Court rejects NI abortion appeal - but issue still live

7 June 2018By

Court rules it did not have jurisdiction to make a declaration of incompatibility with ECHR.

James Munby

Mother denied chance to take her case to 'court of public opinion'

31 May 2018By

Sir James Munby says approaches to transparency have changed over the years.

Katie Ghose

Family courts 'not taking domestic abuse allegations seriously'

30 May 2018By

Survivors recall distressing experiences as women's charity calls for an independent inquiry.

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David Smellie

Protecting the vulnerable

4 June 2018By David Smellie, Jane Foster

Safeguarding is the action that is taken to promote the welfare of children or adults at risk and protect them from harm.

Andrew Newbury

Interim orders for sale

14 May 2018By Andrew Newbury

Family law


On the money

30 April 2018By Marialuisa Taddia

With private wealth under cross-border scrutiny, the nervous rich are reaching for lawyers who must also put their own houses in order.

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Technology lost in translation

18 June 2018By Paul Wilson

While welcoming the lord chief justice giving prominence to the subject of court interpreting in the Sir Henry Brooke Annual Lecture, the message that ‘simultaneous translation will put courtroom interpreters out of a job “within a few years”’ (Gazette, 8 June) should be treated with caution.


Holiday claims stereotype holds water

18 June 2018By James Pinder

I read with interest the letter from Paul Smith (Gazette, 4 June) regarding holiday claims.

Triple judicial pay to attract applications

18 June 2018By Jonathan Pearl

Eduardo Reyes’s article on the lack of diversity among the senior judiciary (‘On judicial diversity, there is little trickle-up effect’,, 7 June) was well observed. They need to triple the amount they pay High Court Judges and have a proper career ladder, rather than the old-school tie system in ...

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