The list below is of the articles published on the site this year. Click the folders on the left hand side to browse the archive of articles now available on the site since we started publishing in 2005.
- Surrogacy Law Update (February 2015)
Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews recent important judgments concerning surrogacy including the President's landmark decision in Re X.
- International Children Law Update: February 2015
Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.
- Finance & Divorce Update February 2015
Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from January 2015
- Mitochondrial Donation
Professor Nils Hoppe and Katy Rensten, both of Coram Chambers, look at the House of Commons debate and the proposed regulations concerning mitochondrial donation and argue for a serious and measured consideration of this important development.
- Something must be done – will a partial return to Calderbank fit the Bill (or at least reduce it)?
Tom Wilson, pupil at 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers, examines the possibility of a partial re-introduction of the Calderbank offer
- The Rise and Rise of Damages in Human Rights Claims
Julie Stather, barrister of Westgate Chambers, considers the development of claims for damages arising from breaches of human rights in care proceedings.
- Schedule 1 to The Children Act 1989: Not Just for Wags
Anita Mehta, barrister of Crown Office Row, Brighton, argues that Schedule 1 to the Children Act 1989 applications should not be regarded as the domain of footballers’ girlfriends or the uber-wealthy but as a powerful tool for meeting children’s needs in a wide variety of cases
- “Nowadays not all law can be simple law; but the best law remains simple law”
Christopher Hames and Dorothea Gartland, of 4 Paper Buildings, & Nina Hansen, a partner of Freemans Solicitors, consider the important Court of Appeal judgment in Re M (Republic of Ireland) (Children’s Objection) (Joinder of Children as Parties).
- The President, Mr Justice Holmes and the Life of the Law
Following Sir James Munby’s judgment in B and G (Children) (No 2), David Bedingfield, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers the continuing relevance of the American jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes.
- Children: Private Law Update (January 2015)
Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.
- Finance & Divorce Update January 2015
Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from December 2014
- Court of Protection Update (January 2015)
In this update Sally Bradley and Julia Townend, barristers of 4 Paper Buildings, focus on the applicable procedure for cases in which urgent and serious medical treatment is required.
- Stop in the Name of Love! The New EU Regulation 606/2013 on Protection Measures
Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister of Thomas More Chambers, explains the details and effect of this recently implemented EU personal protection law.
- The Separate Representation of Children in Child Abduction Proceedings
Esther Lieu, barrister of 3PB Chambers, explores how the role of children has developed Hague Convention child abduction proceedings.