Family courts: justice and any imbalance

Is any form of bullying tolerated in the family court? These are a few notes by one who has appeared in family courts as advocate throughout a forty year career as a solicitor. They are written at speed, and will need to be developed in a number of the controversial areas which this subject throws up.

It is surely important to recall that bullying – is it not? – is, like discrimination. It is a matter for the perception of the object (victim) of the bullying; and therefore anyone with the ability – eg a judge because of his/her position – needs awareness training on the subject as part of the qualification (and continuing assessment: continuing assessment for judges?) for the job.

Between parties

If both sides appear in person, they are in conflict of some sort, by definition. I do not know what…

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