Such a lonely word: reinventing honesty

Alan Larkin writes for Solicitors Journal (January 2019 issue).  It struck me, at the end of a recent strategy team day, that the word ‘honesty’ had inserted itself on flip charts and peppered our discussions, alongside the usual suspects of ‘trust’ and ‘vision’.  Honesty towards clients, colleagues, legal peers in other firms and with oneself.

Child Inclusive Mediation

My colleague Lauren Guy recently wrote a blog about the Voice of the Child in Dispute Resolution processes, which highlighted that in most separations the children are the main worry and concern for parents. Parents going through the emotional trauma of a divorce or relationship breakdown want to protect their children as much as possible

Are Our Family Courts Failing Us?

‘The Secret Barrister’ has brought a number of failings of the Criminal Court to the public’s awareness. So what happens if we place the same critical lens on the Family Courts? For many individuals who find themselves caught up in Family Law proceedings, this is often the first contact they’ve had with any court room.

The Single Parent’s Guide to Coping with Christmas

Vivienne Smith is a writer, trainer, presenter, transformational coach and certified NLP and Hypnosis practitioner.  In this guest blog Vivienne shares her practical tips on being a single parent during the festive season. Christmas is around the corner and already the customary Christmas madness is in full swing. It seems like every other advert on