Maintenance payments: Can’t pay or won’t pay

The extent to which a parent should take financial responsibility for their child is an issue on which most people have a strong opinion. In his recent decision of Green v Adams [2017] EWFC 2017(read full judgment here) Mr Justice Mostyn made his position pretty clear, saying of Mr Adams ‘his parsimonious approach to the support of his son is little short of scandalous.’ Continue reading

‘British Justice on trial’ – Phone-Hacking trials commences at Old Bailey

‘British Justice on trial’ - Phone-Hacking trials commences at Old BaileyThe media scrum (pictured) outside the ‘Old Bailey’ Central Criminal Court (and opposite Withers’ London office) on Monday 28 October 2013 marks the start of the phone-hacking trials and a new stage in a scandal that has grown progressively larger since 2007 and has never been far from the headlines since 2011. Continue reading