Children

Resources for children and young people

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Our Family mediation team have complied a helpful list of resources that can help children and young people going through separation and divorce in the family. More …

Children and mediation

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It is becoming increasingly common for solicitors to recommend that disputes about the arrangements for children are resolved at mediation, or at the very least that this is attempted by mothers and fathers. More …

Are children's voices heard in family court proceedings?

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Funding cuts could silence the voices of some of our most vulnerable children in our family courts. More …

Will changes to adoption law that remove the consideration of racial origin serve children's best interests?

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Our adoption rates are now at their lowest point for a decade. Just 76 children under the age of one were adopted in 2011, down from 95 in 2010 and 287 a decade ago. More …

A rise in child abductions following divorce

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There has in recent years been a rise in reported cases of parents abducting their children following separation or divorce. Sometimes these cases are high profile and widely reported in the press. More …

Addressing contact difficulties

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It goes without saying that, in most cases, it is in a child's best interests to have meaningful contact with both of their parents. More …