Autoethnography: A Personal Reflection of the Work of the Family Bar in the North of England

Holt, Kim and Thomson, Callum (2022) Autoethnography: A Personal Reflection of the Work of the Family Bar in the North of England. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law. ISSN 1469-9621 (In Press)

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Abstract

This study offers a personal reflection on 18 months at the Family Bar. It provides a unique perspective on a family justice system, which despite acute pressure has retained some of the most compassionate professionals who despite severe cuts to funding, and lack of resources, continue to work efficiently and effectively and with good humour, under stress. The authors are experienced practising lawyers who have published extensively in the area of family law relating to children and family justice. This experience, coupled with the methodological approach of autoethnography, provides a distinct perspective to which academics and practitioners may relate. The aim of this paper is to reflect upon the impact of recent changes in family justice on barristers working in both private and public law family cases.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Private Children Law, Public Children Law, Reflection, Autoethnography, Family Law Bar
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
M900 Other in Law
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2022 08:39
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2022 08:45
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50230

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