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Natasha Phillips

Natasha is a non-practicing barrister and Editor in Chief of The Encyclopaedia on Family and The Law. Natasha also runs the family law project, Researching Reform, which is dedicated to child welfare inside the family justice system. She is the Consultant for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Family Law and The Court of Protection.

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Natasha is a non-practicing barrister and Editor in Chief of The Encyclopaedia on Family and The Law. Natasha also runs the family law project, Researching Reform, which is dedicated to child welfare inside the family justice system. She is the Consultant for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Family Law and The Court of Protection.

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The government has announced that it will shortly fulfil its promise to launch a consultation looking at the possibility of making reporting suspected child abuse compulsory. This development is not...
While media outlets continue to focus on high profile cases involving child sexual abuse, a controversial development at the Goddard Inquiry has quietly taken place.A recent statement released by the...
Lay advisers have historically been met with suspicion and sometimes hostility inside the Family Court, but the judiciary’s latest Consultation on McKenzie Friends examining their status and place...
In January last year, Researching Reform made some predictions about areas of child welfare we felt would make an impact in 2015. From daring pilot schemes, to fee charging McKenzie Friends, to the...
Child welfare as an area of policy has never been regarded as a political priority, and, whilst children should always matter regardless of time or place, this has not always been the case in world...
Since the Paris attacks last month, a large body of work looking to understand the reasons why terrorists targeted France has come to light. We can learn much from these detailed analyses, not least...
Less than a decade ago, family law was a quiet cornerstone of the justice system. Few people understood its purpose, less its power to effect positive change. Today a developing awareness of the...
Occasionally, a book comes along that excites you, not just for its content, but for its potential to change the landscape of family law for the better. Family Law Case Library (Children) is one...
Whether you take the view that legal jargon is an integral part of the culture inside the justice system, or offers an efficient labelling tool for the speedy processing of information, law is no...
What is your position and what you do on a day-to-day basis? I’m a freelance legal researcher and copywriter working on child welfare projects. A typical day usually starts at 7am, when I’ll...
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