It seems to me we need to expand the regime on all fronts. More protests in person and many more protests by letter an email.
However, protests gain attention but they don’t necessarily gain direct results. Protests can be seen as an energy-creating processes. More protests=more energy=more recognition. More recognition=greater attention. Greater attention=more substance for when the real fight begins. So let’s work at ramping up the frequency of personal protests and hugely ramp up the mail-campaign….Over the weekened I will get as many email addresses of as many targets as I can, and publich them here.
Your task…as writer….will be to send your story, unemotional, credible, factual, but evincing the vast pain you and your child(ren) have suffered, to all and sundry.
The real fight.
It seems to me the real fight can be sintered down to the fact the Family Court does not operate anywhere near normal burdens of proof. Yet it is a Court which should lawfully be constrained to deal with fact and not opinion. Sothat’s the final target…To have these Courts operate like a Court, not some arbiter of opinion.
My concept is to pick a losing case, especially one where it is demonstrable the CYFSterhood and LFC have effectively subborned the ear of the FC, and take this case to appeal at the High Court then, if necessary, the Appeal Court.
This is an expensive mission (hence the call to set up a fighting fund) but we must also know the rules of engagement. Does anybody know a really good Family Court lawyer (preferably a barrister) who will provide us with some pro bono advice? ….Albeit on th basis that on the day the actual fight begins we will pay him/her from the fighting fund.
Lastly, John P warned me against being too vocal here, because the CYFSterhood and sundry LFC monitor this site, and that he has seen letters to this site held up in court against the writer.
My position is:- I don’t do pussy-foot. If I believe I have a valid case of any sort, then I take it right out there and ‘Damn the torpedoes.’ Seems to me I’ll porbably lose round-two anyway, so I have little to lose. But even If I felt I might win round-two, by keeping my own counsel (staying silent) would help, my integrity wouldn’t allow it.
Nope. It’s fight time. And so, if any of you know of a possible pro bono lawyer, please let me know, pronto. Please assured him/her, they will not be working on my case. I simply need to know the rules of engagement…ergo the rules which control the FC.