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Family law session: Transparency in the family courts and what the delegates said (2016)
Journal Article
Whewell, E., Heenan, S., & Thompson, I. (2016). Family law session: Transparency in the family courts and what the delegates said. Family Law -Bristol-, 46(2),

This article was published as part of the "Update Extra" in Jordans' Family Law Journal in February 2016 and discusses the first public Family Law Session of its kind in England & Wales which took place at the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre... Read More about Family law session: Transparency in the family courts and what the delegates said.

Children's social care: An evaluation of two pre-proceedings protocols (2015)
Journal Article
Whewell, E., Heenan, S., Chudry, F., Owen, R., & Percy-Smith, B. (2015). Children's social care: An evaluation of two pre-proceedings protocols. Family Law -Bristol-, 45(7), 751-760

In April 2013, a team of researchers at the University of the West of England, Bristol was asked to monitor a pre-proceedings protocol that was about to be introduced in the field of Children’s Social Care by the Designated Family Judge for Bristol.... Read More about Children's social care: An evaluation of two pre-proceedings protocols.

Children's social care: Interim briefing report (2014)
Report
Whewell, E., Chudry, F., Heenan, S., Owen, R., & Percy-Smith, B. (2014). Children's social care: Interim briefing report

This confidential report was submitted to the President of the Family Division, HHJ De Haas QC and HHJ Wildblood QC on 14th March 2014. It contained an analysis of the data that had been collected in the first three months of a UWE funded research pr... Read More about Children's social care: Interim briefing report.

Finally fit for purpose? The Human Fertilization and Embryology act 2008 (2010)
Journal Article
Rees, J., Fenton, R., Fenton, R. A., Heenan, S., & Rees, D. (2010). Finally fit for purpose? The Human Fertilization and Embryology act 2008. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 32(3), 275-286. https://doi.org/10.1080/09649069.2010.520520

The Human Fertilization and Embryology Act of December 2008 seeks to ensure that the regulation of assisted reproduction and embryo research is fully up to date with scientific advancements and evolving societal values. This article will discuss the... Read More about Finally fit for purpose? The Human Fertilization and Embryology act 2008.

Consultation document: Bearing good witness - Proposals for reforming the delivery of medical expert evidence in family law cases (2007)
Journal Article
McDonald, I., Heenan, S., & Heenan, A. (2007). Consultation document: Bearing good witness - Proposals for reforming the delivery of medical expert evidence in family law cases. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 29(2), 151-161. https://doi.org/10.1080/09649060701666630

Several high‐profile criminal cases, such as those of Sally Clark, Angela Cannings, Trupti Patel and Donna Anthony – all wrongly convicted of the murder of their children on the basis of flawed expert evidence – have raised serious questions about th... Read More about Consultation document: Bearing good witness - Proposals for reforming the delivery of medical expert evidence in family law cases.