Posts Tagged: family courts

John Oxley tackles the issues of criminal proceedings in the family courts in Family Law journal

John Oxley

Chekhov warned never to place a loaded rifle on the stage if it isn’t going to go off. Despite the arsenal that the Family Courts have at their disposal to protect people’s family lives, the bringing of criminal charges is a weapon rarely fired. In a recent article in Family Law, Vardags barrister John Oxley makes… Read more »

Mostyn J tackles the “chaotic state of the law” for the press in family courts


“To say that the law about the ability of the press to report ancillary relief proceedings which they are allowed to observe is a mess would be a serious understatement.” – Mr Justice Mostyn Charlotte Newman Charlotte worked with Vardags from May 2013 to February 2016. To contact Vardags please call 020 7404 9390 or email us or… Read more »

Family courts are fair to fathers

It’s a sore point for many a father. However, new research from the Universities of Warwick and Reading suggests that the family courts are not biased against fathers after all. The study, which reviewed 200 child arrangement cases from a six-month period in 2011, found that the majority of fathers’ contact applications were “overwhelmingly successful”…. Read more »

Transparency in the Family Courts

On 16th January 2014 the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, issued new guidance relating to the publication of judgements in the family courts and the Court of Protection. In the guidance, Sir James Munby writes: “In both courts there is a need for greater transparency in order to improve public understanding of… Read more »