David Jockelson

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Month: January 2014

Newsnight programme on Expert Witnesses in Care Cases

Newsnight on 9 Dec 2013 BBC Newsnight’s Sanchia Berg investigates whether expert witnesses will refuse to continue appearing in court, because the money they’re paid to do so has been cut by the government. I tried to make the point that it is not just the hourly rate of payment but the fact that the […]

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A review of where care proceedings have got to. ALC conference 2013

A review of  where care proceedings have got to.   26 weeks –v- Re B-S –v- Children and Families Bill. The power struggle over adoption.   Practising lawyers have a strange relationship with real politics. The courts and those who work in them pretend that we accept the laws made by Parliament and are simply interpreting or enforcing them. […]

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An email to the President for the ALC conference 2013

Opening up the Family Courts.            The battle of adoption and the government’s attacks of justice (including the proposed abolition of the already weakened Family Justice Council) is a situation where we are on the defensive trying to protect what we have got from a destructive government.  But your desire to “Open up the Family […]

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A note for the President’s meeting on Monday 22 April

A note for the President’s meeting on Monday 22 April – this is about much more than changes in procedure.  We can all agree on many facts: Yes – many cases can be completed in 26 weeks –with the right resources as mentioned by the President. Yes – many cases currently take too long – although […]

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Letter to senior judges about the closure of Wells St Family Court 15 June 2012

David Jockelson c/o Miles and Partners 88-90 Middlesex Street ellLondon E1 7EZ DX: 124407 CDE dj@milesandpartners.com   15 June 2012   Sir Nicholas Wall Mrs Justice Pauffley Mr Justice Ryder HHJ Altman Senior District Judge Waller   Via your DX addresses     Dear Judges We are writing to you because of the news that […]

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Article in Family Law September 2010

A Dual Role: Psychotherapist and Solicitor DAVID JOCKELSON, Consultant, Miles and Partners At the award ceremony for winning Legal Aid Family Lawyer of the Year the fact that I am a practising psychotherapist and parenting coach was referred to. In reply to a question and without time to think, I said that I like to […]

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Second Submission to the Family Justice Review – also published in Seen and Heard – the journal of NAGALRO – the publication for Children’s Guardians

Family Justice Review Submission.  The practical economic case for what may seem uneconomic procedures.  Someone coming new to family proceedings especially with a business background might be appalled at what he or she sees. Why do cases take so long? Why is there so much paper, so much duplication? Why do people need to come […]

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Submission to the Family Justice Review 29.09.10

1. By way of introduction and to establish some credentials: I am David Jockelson.  I am a solicitor in private practice with Miles and Partners in London E1.  I work mainly in public law cases.  I have been qualified for 30 years and a member of the Children Panel almost from its inception. I am […]

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