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By Rachael Blakey, PhD Candidate, Cardiff University Following the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO), and Children and Families Act 2014 (CFA), mediation has taken a visible centre stage in England and Wales’ family justice system. Much of the discussion succeeding the reforms hasfocused on the move towards private resolution and [...]
by Ellen Gordon-Bouvier, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing, Canterbury Christ Church University This blogpost is based on a paper presented in the Family Law and Policy stream at the SLSA 2018 conference. In it, I argued that new insights and understandings could be gleaned from examining the law’s harsh treatment of cohabiting [...]
by Dr Kirsty Moreton, Lecturer in Law and Ethics, Keele University On 12th March of this year in the State of Victoria, Australia theMedical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act 2016 came into force. A unique aspect of this legislation is that it permits children to make legally binding ‘Advance Care Directives’ (ACD). Sufficiently competent children [...]