Domestic abuse, harassing a judge, and a failed care appeal: The last week in family law

Weekly Family Law Update | June 5, 2019

Inquiry into the Treatment of Domestic Abuse in Family Courts A group of “concerned family and human rights lawyers” have written to David Gauke, the Justice Secretary, and Paul Maynard, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, asking for an independent inquiry into treatment of domestic abuse in the family courts. The group, who work in-house […]

A new Cafcass Chief, a divorce referendum and forced marriage: The last week in family law

Weekly Family Law Update | May 29, 2019

Cafcass, the organisation that looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings, has announced that its new Chief Executive, to replace Anthony Douglas when he retires in the autumn, will be Jacky Tiotto. Ms Tiotto, who is currently Director of Children’s Services at the London Borough of Bexley, commented: “Being offered the opportunity […]