Category: Family Law

May 09

Christian Voice May Newsletter

Just published: Christian Voice May Newsletter

The Christian Voice May Newsletter has just been published. Join Christian Voice right now by clicking here to secure your copy by Saturday morning (11th May).  (If your form arrives after 3pm Friday 10th May or over the weekend we’ll post to you on Monday 13th.) Brexit We lead on Brexit, where madness has taken …

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Oct 16

Father freed after rooftop protest

Eugene Lukjanenko celebrates winning his rooftop protest battle outside Chatham Magistrates Court. But his fight to have Medway return his son continues.

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May 31

Germaine Greer in Hay Festival rape storm

Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer has told an audience at the Hay Literary Festival that ‘most rape’ is not violent but ‘lazy, careless and insensitive.’ Her intervention prompts us to look at what the word of God says. We shall find it is at odds with both contemporary views and Miss Greer’s revisionism. But first, what did she …

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Jul 19

Medway dispute Mother guilty of ‘contempt’

Maidstone County Court

A mother in dispute with social services was found guilty yesterday of contempt of court.  The case has not yet concluded so we shall refer to her as ‘SR’. Sitting at Maidstone County Court, in open court, Judge Richard Polden held ‘SR’ had  breached an injunction forbidding her from naming her children and reporting on …

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Jul 11

Charlie Gard: Why can’t his parents decide?

Charlie Gard in Great Ormond Street Hospital

Stop Press (24/07/2017) Charlie’s parents have ended their fight after a US doctor said it was now too late to treat their baby.  What would have happened had Great Ormond Street Hospital simply allowed them to take him to the US in March, we shall never know. (And do read Canon Giles Fraser on this …

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Jun 22

Bexley children finally go home

Four children wrongly taken into care by the London Borough of Bexley have finally gone home.

Four children from a family rent apart by false allegations two years ago have finally gone home. In early March 2017 Judge Diane Redgrave approved an agreement worked out between counsel for the parents, Hilary Pollock, and the London Borough of Bexley.  Bexley returned the children to their parents on 29th March. The Lord’s hand …

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Jun 13

Tories promise family courts reform

This protest at Edward Timpson's home in May, led to a manifesto commitment on reform of the family courts

The Conservative Party promised reform of the family courts in their manifesto following a rooftop protest. It is of course open to argument whether the manifesto commitment was a response to the protest at the home of Edward Timpson.  Mr Timpson was Minister of State for Vulnerable Children and Families in the previous government.  It follows he …

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May 23

Lawyers call for total no-fault divorce

Nigel Shepherd, seen here at a 'Resolution' conference, is arguing for no-fault divorce

A group of lawyers wants the new Parliament to legislate for total no-fault divorce. The idea was floated years ago, in John Major’s ill-fated Family Law Act 1996.  Despite that, it was never implemented. Divorce on ‘Irretrievable breakdown’ Many people do not know there is only one legal ground for divorce.  It is that the marriage has …

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Mar 02

Anti-Transgender bus banned from Barcelona

And here they are again

A bus with an anti-transgender message in Spanish has been banned from Barcelona and not allowed to move in Madrid. And now a judge has supported Madrid’s capture of the bus, reports the BBC.  Jose Juan Escalonilla said the bus could not move until the slogans, including “if you are born a man, you are …

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Feb 21

Civil Partnership confusion

Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld are challenging the Civil Partnership Act

The UK Government’s Civil Partnership law has been thrown into confusion by a case heard today in the Court of Appeal. Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld brought a case demanding the right to enter into a Civil Partnership.  Currently, under the Civil Partnership Act, only homosexuals can apply.  Or to be more specific, unrelated persons of …

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