Natasha

Barrister, researcher, writer and activist running a reformation project inside the family justice system, with a strong focus on child welfare.

Homepage: http://www.researchingreform.net

Latest Entry: Article by Lorna Borthwick, explaining the Child Arrangements Programme

The new Child Arrangements Programme Article by Lorna Borthwick, barrister at Cornwall Street Chambers, explaining the recent changes relating to private law matters in the family courts and what those changes will mean in practice for parents and practitioners. TAGS: Children, Courts, private law, contact, residence, separated parents, Children Act 1989, Children and Families Act 2014, […]

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Article by Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Limited, Explaining The Developments Surrounding Applications for anonymity in cases involving settlements of medical negligence claims.

Article by Gill Phillips, summarising the law relating to anonymity for children in cases involving settlements of medical negligence claims. March 2014 Tags: Media Reporting, Transparency, Anonymity, Child Welfare, Children, Medical Negligence In JXMX (A Child proceeding by her Mother and Litigation Friend Mrs AXMX) v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, [2013] EWHC 3956 (QB) Mr […]

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Summary of the Developments of Media Reporting in The Family Courts by Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Limited

Summary of developments surrounding media reporting in the Family Courts,  by Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Limited. Transparency and reporting of the Family Courts: summary of developments  March 2014 Tags: Media Reporting, Transparency Following a critical report by the Parliamentary Constitutional Affairs Committee, in 2002-3 about the reporting of, inter alia,  […]

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Article on the Family Courts and Reporting Criminal Cases Involving Children, by Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services, Guardian News & Media Limited

Article on the family courts and how media reporting works when criminal cases involving children feature.   Family courts and reporting criminal cases involving children March 2014 Tags: Reporting, Reporting Restrictions, Media, Transparency, Children, Child Welfare, Criminal Cases Section 97 of The Children Act 1989 prohibits the publication of material which identifies, or is likely […]

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Article by Glynne Davies on The Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP)

Article by Glynne Davies, of Oliver Fisher Solicitors, explaining the way the Separated Parents Information Programmes work. PIP or SPIP? A Rose By Any Other Name Tags: Parenting, SPIP, PIP, Conflict, Child Welfare, Children, Separation, Divorce March 2014   Somewhere along the line the PIP (Parenting Information Programme) became the SPIP (Separated Parents Information Programme). CAFCASS […]

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Article by Dr Lucy Series on Parent Carers and The Mental Capacity Act 2005

Article explaining the fundamental principles underlying the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and the implications for parent carers. Tags: Mental Capacity Act 2005, Parent Carers, Fundamental Principles,  Mental Capacity, Children, Best Interests, Deprivation of Liberty, Court of Protection, Confidentiality Table of Contents The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) – Introduction The 5 Principles of the Mental […]

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Article by Jenny Kenrick, Looking At Practice Issues Surrounding The Experience of Care Proceedings for Babies

Article by Jenny Kenrick, which looks at ways in which the Voice of the Baby can be better heard in care proceedings and contact between birth parents and their children improved. Contact with birth parents– The Voice of the Baby The purpose of this article is to think about practice issues in the light of […]

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Article by Glynne Davies, a mediator at Oliver Fisher Solicitors, on Shuttle Mediation.

Article by Glynne Davies, on Shuttle Mediation Shuttle Mediation: Mediating on the back foot?   Glynne Davies, a mediator at Oliver Fisher Solicitors, discusses the use, effectiveness and rising popularity of Shuttle Mediation This article was originally published in the Family Law Journal in February 2013 Tags: OPINION PIECE, Dispute Resolution, Mediation, Shuttle Medation, divorce, […]

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Booklet from The Parent Practice looking at the impact of divorce on children.

Helping children deal with family separation. Booklet from The Parent Practice looking at the impact of divorce on children, identifying any possible discomfort they might experience and how to support children during family separation, and beyond. (October 2013) Tags: Children, child welfare, health, mental health, psychology, contact, divorce, separation Table of Contents 1.      Helping Children […]

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Guide by Sue Atkins on How to Parent Positively Through Divorce

Guide by Sue Atkins on Navigating through Divorce Positively (October 11, 2010) Tags: Divorce, Children, Separation, Child Welfare, Parenting   Table of Contents 1.      Introduction 2.      Presenting a united front: Telling the kids 3.      The Critical Question 4.      Working together 5.      Managing your emotions 6.      Grief and sorrow   “One day at a […]

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Briefing from the Centre for Social Justice on the Inheritance (Cohabitants) Private Members Bill [HL] 2012-13

Briefing from the Centre for Social Justice on the Inheritance (Cohabitants) Private Members Bill [HL] 2012-13  (October 2012) Tags: OPINION PIECE, Cohabitation, Inheritance, Intestacy Table of Contents Introduction to The Bill Proposals in The Bill Critique of the Proposals by the Centre for Social Justice 1. Introduction to The Bill The Inheritance (Cohabitants) Private Members Bill […]

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