I’ve been hoarding interesting links and things to post about, but I just can’t seem to find time to post at the moment. I’m going to purge all these bits and bobs and begin anew. Do not expect a theme or thread.
I have just completed my response to the Legal Aid Green Paper (finally). If you’ve not done yours you have until noon on Valentine’s Day (monday). If you don’t have time to do a complete response you should at least send Ken Clarke a Valentine telling him how much you love legal aid. Also launching a campaign in support of legal aid is the Law Society, theirs is called Sound off for Justice.
More on legal aid, this time in the form of an article in The Guardian case studying recipients of legal aid, and highlighting the narrow definition of d.v.
On the topic of divorce, I particularly liked this story of marital skullduggery. There are now 51 ways to go about leaving your lover (or to be more precise to ensure she can’t come back). Thanks Lowering the Bar. The Telegraph ran a piece on a plan to provide couples with free counselling to cut the cost of broken homes (the idea apparently being to try and prevent relationship breakdown), the most offensive part of which was the assumption that women can be placated by cheap commercialised romantic gesture rather than substance. Hardly wisdom that will keep together truly ailing relationships.
El Presidente Wall continues his PR mission on behalf of the family justice system by publishing a judgment in an intractable contact dispute by way of illustrative example (thanks Family Lore). I understand he was also on Radio 5 Live this morning around 10, so you may want to seek that out on iPlayer too.
Finally, the Human Rights Lawyers Association is recruiting.
[Edited: Finally finally, forgot to mention this pen picture (keyboard picture??) of a day in the Principal Veg, involving an anonymised legal buddy of mine. It’s pretty accurate.]
That was cathartic. I will sleep soundly now.