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Back in 1996, Maggie Rae was on Princess Diana’s side of the table in her divorce from Prince Charles. Today she works on financial and children matters, with the latter often concerning which school the offspring of separated parents should attend.
‘We’ll send them to family arbitration,’ says Rae. ‘That’s usually much better than going to court. That’s one of the real horrors of the system... The court service has been cut to the bone – it’s an outrage.’
However, she adds, there is cause for optimism. ‘Mr Justice Mostyn has taken a really good initiative with establishment of the financial remedy courts. I fully support it. But it will not work unless it’s properly resourced.’
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