I know you want to scream at the top of your lungs and declare that obviously you can’t have sex with a woman who is asleep. Bizarrely you can. After a moment’s thought you will see that this is obvious. Prior consent given just before the act, is not effectively withdrawn merely by falling asleep. […]
It has long been one of the curiosities of our family justice system that Courts routinely allow perpetrators of domestic violence to directly cross examine victims. In many ways it is very much like leading lambs to the slaughter. Especially if the abuse has been serious, long and extensive. The prospect of being directly questioned […]
Almost every ex tempore judgement in the Family Court starts with the immortal words ‘doing the best that I can”. Indeed, nearly everyone, whether or not they have read the Book of 1 Kings in the Bible, knows about “the Judgement of Solomon”. Mostly, difficult legal matters coincide with difficult moral issues. There has been […]
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