This article argues that the concept of a public/private divide is inappropriate in the context of children's proceedings in Northern Ireland. It highlights the problem by examining policy proposals in respect of legal aid/services, which have been structured and validated by the concept. A spectral model for understanding children's proceedings is proffered by way of a proposed replacement.
|Number of pages||18|
|Journal||Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Aug 2016|
Bibliographical noteConor McCormick is a PhD candidate in the School of Law, Queen's University Belfast. He holds an LL.B from Queen's University Belfast and an LL.M from Ulster University.
- Children's Rights
- Children's Proceedings
- Family Law
- Legal Aid
- Public/Private Divide
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