The Voice of the Child: A Workshop on Private Family Law Proceedings Involving Sexual Abuse

Photo by Ben Wicks By Jaime Lindsey, Liz Fisher-Frank, Jo Harwood and Gillian Francis, University of Essex, School of Law On the afternoon of 25 March 2021, we hosted an online workshop by Zoom exploring the voice of the child in the context of the treatment of sexual abuse allegations in private family law disputes … Continue reading The Voice of the Child: A Workshop on Private Family Law Proceedings Involving Sexual Abuse

A Failure of Proportion: Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales

Photo by Nikola Saliba Dr Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law, University of Essex Dr Samantha Davey has recently published a book with Hart, entitled ‘A Failure of Proportion: Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales’. This book is the result of PhD research which was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It explored the … Continue reading A Failure of Proportion: Non-Consensual Adoption in England and Wales

Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times

Photo by Paolo Bendandi Dr. Samantha Davey, Lecturer in Law at the University of Essex, explores family dynamics in the context of grandparents as primary caregivers. Grandparents may live miles or even continents away from their grandchildren. Pre-existing relationships may have been affected adversely because of Coronavirus-related self-isolation. Regardless of current events, many grandparents have played, … Continue reading Grandparents: Anchors in Uncertain Times