The Family Court’s Bias towards women, and why feminists should be worried

As a dad (yet another ‘tearful and wholly-deserving father’, to use the courts’ stock phrase) who’s been through the nightmare of family court litigation, I can conclude, 3 years and £20k later, the following: CAFCASS is biased towards mothers; Judges are biased towards mothers. There is plenty of evidence to supports both claims, and I […]

Do we need Specialist Social Workers?

Do we need specialist social workers? We have already highlighted the need for more specialisation for lawyers.  UKAP argues here for the need for more specialisation for social workers also. Introduction The chief problem with social work in this field is an in-built prejudice against men.  This is highlighted in a recent report from the […]

Judges and Accountability

Judges and Accountability The judges of England and Wales are in quite a unique position.  This is for a number of reasons – the full constitutional position is explained here.  But, for these purposes, we do not need to know too much about the distinctions between the legislature (Parliament), the Executive (Government) and the Judiciary […]

Hell hath no Fury

Hell hath no fury…? It has been mooted that one of the reasons people alienate their kids from the other parent is that the alienator has been scorned – rejected for another woman/man.  However, our survey results do not support this claim.  Many of our alienated parents were the ones scorned… Nevertheless, alienators are angry.  […]

The Judge’s Conflicts of Interests and Loyalties

Judges and Conflicts… Judges are independent.  Of everything and everybody.  They cannot be influenced by the legislative.  They are above all that. Hmm… Is this actually true? Judges find themselves in a position that is unique.  They are employees of the State.  Presumably, like all other employees, they have to do what they are told.  […]

Cash and Kids – What’s Wrong with Family Justice?

Cash, Kids and Correspondence – What’s wrong with Family Justice? Consider two married couples – the Alphas and the Betas. Mr Alpha is an older guy, driven and hard-working – ruthless, cupiditous, avaricious.  Not too rich yet, but it is clear to all that he’s going to be.  Mrs Alpha is a very beautiful model.  […]