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What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?I am a solicitor heading up our London team. I work on fascinating and often ground-breaking cases involving surrogacy, donor conception,...
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 Jacqueline Marks, Coram ChambersThis article explores through the lens of a psychodynamic framework how we, as family lawyers, relate to our clients. By using an analogy of the solicitor/client...
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