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September 8th, 2022

High Court Judge targets Fathers4Justice in Katy Ashworth child abduction scandal

In the latest twist in the Katy Ashworth child abduction scandal, solicitors have sent Fathers4Justice a High Court Order which makes serious findings about the organisation, and asks them to remove four-year-old press articles about the case from their web site. The High Court Order of 27th June reveals for the first time the court’s […]

August 29th, 2022

Solicitor in bungled ‘sting’ operation on F4J founders family in case of ex CBeebies presenter Katy Ashworth

Solicitor Janet Broadley of Goodman Ray Solicitors and Mrs Justice Arbuthnot

Family Law solicitor Janet Broadley, of Goodman Ray Solicitors, is today exposed as offering ‘fake’ legal assistance to the family of the founder of Fathers4Justice, in a bungled sting operation to obtain confidential information to assist her client, former CBeebies presenter Katy Ashworth, in a case F4J have previously been involved in. See Broadley’s profile here: At the time, O’Connor’s family […]

June 18th, 2022

Our Father’s Day message to Boris Johnson

Pic: Matt O’Connor with his youngest son Archie

20 years ago this Father’s Day, I thought I’d never see my children again. Trapped in the devil’s labyrinth that is our secretive family justice system, and battling a deadly tractor beam of institutional legal discrimination that states fathers have no rights to see their children, I re-established contact with my beloved sons before I […]

May 6th, 2022

DAILY EXPRESS COMMENT: It’s very bad time to be a man – there is hostility everywhere says F4J founder Matt O’Connor

AS Kenneth Williams once said, “Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me!” Yes, that’s how it feels to be a man in today’s increasingly hostile climate. The inflated outrage over misogyny in Parliament feeds into the simplistic and inaccurate stereotyping of men as universal perpetrators, and women as perpetual victims. It feels as […]

April 24th, 2022

F4J launch ‘Archie’s Law’ Purple Ribbon campaign to mark Parental Alienation Awareness Day

F4J launch ‘Archie’s Law’ Purple Ribbon campaign

Fathers4Justice (F4J) have launched a campaign and online petition to raise awareness about what they call the ‘poisonous pandemic of parental alienation’ on Parental Alienation Awareness Day. Archie’s Law – named after the youngest son of F4J founder Matt O’Connor – will use the hashtag #ArchiesLaw and purple ribbon to symbolise the plight of the […]

March 29th, 2022

No-Fault Divorce Law will create a ‘Fraud of the Rings’

Pressure group, Fathers4Justice (F4J), will follow up a protest at St Paul’s Cathedral this week, with the launch a new advertising campaign on the London Underground this week. It will urge men to boycott marriage and avoid what they call the ‘deadly divorce trap’ created by new no-fault divorce laws to be introduced on 6th […]

February 15th, 2021

Opinion Matters / F4J COVID-19 Survey: Heartbreak of forgotten fathers in lockdown

An Opinion Matters survey of separated parents for shared-parenting organisation Fathers4Justice (F4J) has shown how COVID-19 restrictions are having a devastating impact on separated families, especially fathers. The survey of 1,006 separated parents across the UK was conducted between 1st – 8th February 2021 and found the following: * On average fathers went nearly 3 […]

November 18th, 2020

International Men’s Day: F4J send white feathers to Women and Equalities Committee accusing them of “institutional cowardice” on men’s issues

Fathers4Justice have accused the Women and Equalities Committee of “institutional cowardice” on men’s issues, and sent each MP on the committee a white feather. Writing to the chair of the committee, Caroline Nokes MP, on International Men’s Day, F4J founder Matt O’Connor called on the Committee to resign unless they could demonstrate they were treating […]

November 13th, 2020

12 reasons why separated dads should NOT use solicitors

There’s an old saying at Fathers4Justice, that the solicitor supports a dad like the rope supports the hanging man. Given solicitors costs are around £20-£30,000 in a normal children’s proceedings (and can easily go into six figures), it’s worth considering whether you need to use them in your case. Around a third of our casework […]

September 15th, 2020

Shropshire Star: One man’s fight to bring justice for fathers

Fathers4Justice is famous for its stunts. The man behind the group makes no excuses for still pushing the cause. By Andy Richardson. Matt O’Connor talks in vivid, glorious technicolour. Like a masterwork by Van Gogh, his narratives are peppered with flashes of yellow and red, amber and gold. He leaves nothing to the imagination, preferring […]

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