Wednesday, 1 February 2017

The Wisdom of Solomon

People who blithely criticise the work of the Family Courts, both in Britain and elsewhere, such as Christopher Booker, should carefully read the case reported in yesterday’s Guardian and elsewhere concerning a transgender woman who has been denied contact with her ultra-Orthodox Jewish children.

Faced with a veritable moral maze, Mr Justice Peter Jackson, the judge in this case, has had to struggle with daunting issues. As he says, he has reached his decision with regret. The case clearly illustrates how thoughtfully and carefully family courts react when faced with cases of imponderable complexity.

The glib criticisms and fallacious arguments which flow from the pens of the Bookers of this world are utterly belied by this case and many others like it.