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Written by Richard Binner, Chief Client Officer

Written by Claire O’Connell

When people find out that much of my role is connected to privacy; it can stop a conversation in its tracks. It is assumed that it is all doom and gloom; only reacting to situations where things have gone wrong. However; that is not the case. 

Justice Joe Williams speech to the Te Tai Tokerau Family Law intensive event on the 15th of April 2019 laid down a challenge to all of us involved in the provision of family law services with a clear message that we have to do better.

By Keri Morris

Final submissions on the consultation document Strengthening the Family Justice System have now closed. We now wait with hope to see what the Independent Panel reviewing the 2014 family justice reforms final recommendations to Minister Little will be.

About the review

Separation is never an easy process, especially when children are involved. Many options and services are available to separated parents. In this article, we look at one parenting arrangement often considered by newly separated families – bird nesting. 

Struggling to agree on child care arrangements? Want to make some changes, but don’t know where to go? Are communication and changeovers a challenge? Fair Way’s Family Dispute Resolution team are in Whanganui to help.

Whanganui is recognised internationally as a restorative city. This demonstrates a commitment to relationships and wellbeing across the wider community, which Fair Way supports.

While restorative practices may be well known in criminal justice, they actually have much wider application. At the heart of any dispute is a relationship, so restorative practices can be used in a range of situations including care of children, commercial, workplace and public-sector issues.

At yesterday’s 91st annual academy awards, American entertainer Billy Porter hit the red carpet in an outfit that will no doubt be remembered as an iconic fashion moment. The tuxedo gown not only looked amazing, but its media coverage provided representation to many people from various marginalised groups including people of colour and the rainbow community.