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Custody, carer, client: family lawyers identify 'harmful' words

13th April 2023

Law Gazette

Custody, versus, battle, opponent, rights, parties and dispute – these are the words family law professionals consider the most harmful to family relationships, according to the Family Solutions Group. The group, set up by Mr Justice Cobb in 2020, marked the first anniversary of no-fault divorce reforms by calling for an end to ‘combative’ language in family separation cases.

For the past three months, the group has been holding ‘language matters’ workshops, where 400 professionals, including solicitors and judges, were asked to share words that were most harmful to family relationships.

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