Mike the problem as i see it is that these allegations are made by clients about professionals, if you stick 100 people in a room all with complaints justified or not you are bound to hear some far out or exaggerated story's, lesbian requirement rings in contact centers? bent judges?.
Not that long ago we had a member who was convinced the judge in her matter was sleeping with her ex`s solicitor! all because they seemed friendly with each other, well the judge had sat at that court for years and the solicitor used that court for years, so yes they probably were friendly but a far cry from inappropriate.
I`m sure there are travesty's of justice and always will be, but not the cesspit that some legal systems are around the world.
The article is political extremism at it's worst. I don't devalue what was written; and we are all aware of cases where family law fails both parents and children alike. But the focus of the article center's on serious malpractice in extreme cases.
I could rip the article to pieces and put a totally different political spin on it. The bottom line is that there will never be perfect family law because people are not perfect, and family breakdown is ugly, complicated and messy.
I do agree that it is the children who are the real victims of family breakdown. I think everyone acknowledges that sad fact.
I confess I posted this link to see what the reaction would be, but I certainly didn't expect such head-in-the-sand denial. That this may not be your own experience doesn't make it any less real. I am familiar with the cases referred to and can vouch for Nadine's veracity. Obviously the cases can't be identified, so you will have to take them on trust, but they are absolutely genuine.
We haven't gone in search of these cases, so although they cannot be held up as typical they are certainly not unique: this really is what is going on in our Family Courts, whether you choose to believe it or not.
The article is neither extremist nor political, though it is a response to extremism and calls for a political solution. To suggest that the scandalous situation described is somehow acceptable because 'people are not perfect' is appalling - just how imperfect do people have to be before it becomes unacceptable? Using a contact centre (now closed) to groom children for a lesbian paedophile ring goes beyond the 'ugly, complicated and messy'. Surely? Perhaps you have a stronger stomach than I have, but I was shocked by this. It isn't fiction. It involved real children (I can name some of them). They could very well have been ours. Isn't it time we all woke up?