“[...]the Court concludes that in respect of the discrimination at issue there was not a reasonable relationship of proportionality between the general exclusion of judicial review of the initial attribution of sole custody to the mother and the aim pursued, namely the protection of the best interests of a child born out of wedlock.”
“Not one family member has ever been prosecuted or charged with any offense yet we are listed on a secret police intelligence computer as ‘prospective child abusers’.”
The writer of this article asks Harriet Harman to stop “foisting equality on me like unwelcome warts. “, and argues that 1970s style Feminism is no longer needed because women now have the tools to fight the battle themselves. Article on the Times, published November 27, 2009
Mr. Justice Coleridge of the Family Division believes that family courts are a “never ending carnival of human misery – a ceaseless river of human distress”. Article on BBC published April 5, 2008
BBC Also ran an article on this. Read their article, published on 16/11/09 by clicking this link.
“The adversarial nature of the system invites people to come and use the courts system as a punch up and the children get used as pawns,” said Sandra Davis, head of family law at Mishcon de Reya, for whom the poll was conducted.