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Children's Voices: Centre-Stage or Sidelined in Out-of-Court Dispute Resolution in England and Wales?
(Jordan Publishing, 2015)
The UK Government recently announced that children aged 10 and over should have the opportunity to be consulted on their views in both family court proceedings and family mediation. Drawing on data from the ESRC-funded ...
Judging in lower courts: Conventional, procedural, therapeutic and feminist approaches
(Cambridge University Press, 2016-07-21)
Recent theorising about feminist judging has concentrated on appellate courts and their judgments. This article develops a conceptualisation of feminist judging in lower, first instance courts, which are dominated by high ...
The implementation of feminist law reforms: The case of post-provocation sentencing
(SAGE Publications (UK and US), 2016-09-23)
In 2005 the Australian State of Victoria abolished the controversial partial defence of provocation. Part of the impetus for the reforms was to challenge provocation’s victim-blaming narratives and the defence’s tendency ...
The moral order in family mediation: Negotiating competing values
We used Discourse Analysis to study how mediators and parties negotiate competing priorities and values during the family mediation process. We drew on understandings of practical morality, and specifically the concept of ...
Inducing demand for family mediation - before and after LASPO
(Taylor & Francis, 2017-03-28)
This article discusses the ‘unintended’, but by no means unpredicted, consequences of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) in terms of the drop in family mediation, the various efforts ...
Justice Betty King: A Study of Feminist Judging in Action
(University of New South Wales, 2017-05-29)
Judicial Leadership on the UK Supreme Court
This article examines judicial leadership on the UK Supreme Court. It does not confine itself to the formal roles of the President and Deputy President. Rather building on existing categories of judicial leadership, including ...
Law, Discretion, Gender and Justice in Out-of-Court Financial Settlements
(LexisNexis Australia, 2018-09)
This paper presents some of the findings of our Mapping Paths to Family Justice research with regard to out-of-court settlements in financial cases, considering what parties and practitioners respectively bring to the ...
Introduction: Contact and Domestic Abuse
(Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2018-10-15)
This article introduces the special issue of the Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law on Contact Disputes and Allegations of Domestic Abuse. It first describes the aims and findings of the International Symposium on ...