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Supreme Dishonesty

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The Supreme Court, in its role as arbiter of the most taxing legal questions of our time, is only rarely troubled by the subject of divorce. This is because of the wide discretion that family courts have when making decisions about the allocation of wealth when a marriage breaks down, and the clear necessity of tailoring each individual court order to the particular family and its circumstances. No two families are alike, which means that it is difficult successfully to appeal a family court judgment, unless it is very clear that the judge has made a mistake in fact or…

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The Dishonest Dottore and her Dodgy Divorces

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A “conspiracy to pervert the course of justice on an almost industrial scale”. This is not the usual phrase to be found in the opening paragraph of a family law judgment, but then the case of Rapisarda v Colladon was not a usual case. It is quite a story, and one that reveals a fair amount about the workings of the family courts in this country. First we need to introduce you to the Queen’s Proctor (or King’s Proctor in times of male monarchs). This is the person who represents the Crown in the probate and divorce courts. The Queen’s Proctor…

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