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17.02.2020

Parental Alienation and Intractable Contact Disputes

Written by Nadia Butt

The most heart-wrenching part of a relationship break down is when parents lock horns in decisions relating to how much time the child spends with each parent or with whom the child should live with. A once whirlwind romance deteriorates into a barrage of hate, anger and revenge; the only thing that persists is each partner trying their utmost to… [...]

14.02.2020

Professional McKenzie Friends: When saving money can cost you a fortune

Written by Jasbir Raindi

The Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offender Act 2012 [1] came into effect in England & Wales during April 2013. This statute, in part, dealt with how public funding would be granted. In respect of family proceedings, this would now primarily be limited to those people (or any relevant children the case concerned) who could demonstrate to the legal aid… [...]

07.02.2020

Successful extradition appeal for victim of human slavery

Written by Noam Almaz

Sarah Moulange and Noam Almaz represented B, a young Polish man who had come to the U.K. for a better life in 2015, only to be enslaved on his arrival by a criminal gang.  He was made to live and work in horrendous conditions. He managed to escape his captors when a friend told him of a job in another… [...]

31.01.2020

Domestic abuse and the problem with evidence

Written by Jasbir Raindi

A serious and ongoing issue for victims of domestic abuse is the problem with evidence. Let’s take Jack & Jill as an example (names picked at random). Jack and Jill were in a 3 year relationship and lived together for about 18 months before the relationship finally ended in December 2019. The problem was that Jack was controlling and violent… [...]