A year in review: Celebrating milestones and impactful stories

As the curtain falls on another eventful year, we pause to appreciate the milestones we’ve achieved and the compelling stories we’ve brought to our readers. Your unwavering support has been the cornerstone of our success, and we eagerly anticipate continuing to offer you the most relevant and reliable news.

This year has been remarkable for us, as evidenced by a staggering 160,812 page views and 51,289 unique users engaging with our site. Let’s take a moment to revisit some of the most impactful stories that resonated with our audience.

Our top story highlighted the inaugural family lawyer conference in Manchester, an event that spurred vital discussions on financial remedies, mediation, parental alienation, and much-needed reform. This conference not only marked a significant moment in our reporting but also showcased the dynamic nature of family law.

The insightful feature by Graine Fahy, exploring the critical question of whether family courts are biased towards mothers, was another reader favourite. This piece provided a deep dive into the complexities surrounding custody decisions in the family court system.

Our coverage of the alarming issue of parental alienation, illuminated by a BBC and University of Manchester study, also captured widespread attention. The report’s revelation that parental alienation could be misused by abusers sparked a national conversation on the topic.

The esteemed Sir Nicholas Mostyn’s departure from the Bench was another story that drew significant interest. His illustrious career and involvement in landmark cases like White v White and Radmacher v Granatino left an indelible mark on the legal landscape.

Not to be overlooked, the announcement of The British Family Law Awards 2024 in Bristol emerged as one of our most read stories. Following the success of The British Wills and Probate Awards and The British Conveyancing Awards, this event promises to spotlight the exceptional talent in the family law community.

Additionally, this year was marked by significant engagement with the legal community through our media partnerships at the Northern Lights Conference and the Family Bar Association. Our active participation as exhibitors at the Resolution Conference further underscored our commitment to the legal sector.

Our digital platform was enriched with 17 thought-provoking podcasts, providing diverse perspectives on various family law issues. The successful hosting of two mini-conferences in London and Manchester, focusing on Surrogacy and Cohabitation, also demonstrated our dedication to facilitating critical legal dialogues.

As we reflect on these achievements and stories, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to you, our readers, for your continued support. It’s your engagement that fuels our commitment to deliver impactful journalism. Here’s to another year of shared success and compelling storytelling. Thank you.

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