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- Adoption or Special Guardianship? The Impact of Re S, Re AJ and Re M-J
David Bedingfield analyses the impact on adoption proceedings of the Court of Appeal's recent decisions in Re S, Re AJ and Re M-J.
- Ancillary Relief Cases with a Foreign Twist: Practical Considerations
Sarah Lucy Cooper, of Thomas More Chambers, provides some practical hints on handling ancillary relief claims involving foreign assets
- Ancillary Relief Update (Autumn 2007)
Joanna Goodall, barrister with Addleshaw Goddard LLP, highlights recent key developments in ancillary relief case law.
- Ancillary Relief Update (Summer 2007)
Joanna Goodall reviews the latest ancillary relief decisions including key developments concerning bankruptcy and the matrimonial home
- Ancillary Relief Update (Winter 2007)
Joanna Goodall, barrister with Addleshaw Goddard, reviews the latest ancillary relief decisions
- Charman: Sharing in the face of the Dragon
David Hodson assesses what impact the recent judgment in Charman has on ancillary relief cases at all levels
- Child Abduction after In Re D (Child)
Richard Harrison analyses the recent judgment of the Lords in the case of Re D and assesses its impact on Convention cases.
- Children Private Law Update (July 2007)
John Tughan looks at recent developments in private children cases including some recent cases involving transfer of residence.
- Children Private Law Update (March 2007)
John Tughan, of 9 Gough Square, reviews the latest key decisions in private children law
- Children Public Law Update (February 2007)
Alex Verdan QC, of 9 Gough Square, reviews recent case law developments in public child care law
- Children Public Law Update (June 2007)
Alex Verdan QC, of 9 Gough Square, analyses the latest public law children cases
- Children: Private Law Update (October 2007)
John Tughan, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest private children law cases
- Children: Public Law Update (December 2007)
Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the key public law children cases from the past three months
- Children: Public Law Update (September 2007)
Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest public law cases and their impact on assessments, timetabling and split hearings
- Cohabitation: The Law Commission's Recommendations for Reform of the Law
Stuart Bridge, Law Commissioner overseeing cohabitation law, picks out some of the key points in the recently published proposals for reform
- Contact proceedings when a parent is an illegal immigrant: A Practical Guide
Victoria Quinn, of Thomas More Chambers, uses a recent case to highlight what the family lawyer needs to know about immigration law when acting in contact proceedings involving an illegal immigrant.
- Defending Committal Applications in the County Court under Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996
Tom Tyler, of 4 Brick Court, provides practical guidance on how you can best defend a client in the face of committal proceedings in the family courts.
- Developments in Family Provision on Death
Professor Gareth Miller reviews the impact of recent decisions on family provision on death
- Divorce & Foreign Affairs
Clare Renton, of 29 Bedford Row, examines recent cases involving divorces with a foreign element
- Divorce and the matrimonial home – some lessons from Hill and Bangham v Haines
Gareth Schofield, of Clarke Willmott, looks at how divorce settlements may be attacked by insolvency proceedings in the wake of Hill v Haines
- Domestic Violence & Ex-Parte’ Applications: Getting the affidavits right
Byron James, a pupil at 29 Bedford Row, highlights some of the key points in drafting affidavits for ex-parte domestic violence applications
- Domestic Violence and Family Law: A New Era
Bansi Soni, of Garden Court Chambers, reviews the latest developments in domestic violence proceedings under the impact of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004.
- Enforcing Foreign Contact Orders: Article 41 & Brussels II Revised
Finola Moore, of 4 Brick Court, uses her recent experience in a Polish contact case to highlight the potential problems when enforcing overseas contact orders under Brussels II Revised.
- I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane, Don't Know When I’ll Be Back Again: Can I Take The Children With Me?
Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court, reviews the current law governing the relocation of children abroad and within the UK
- Inheritance Act Claims after White & Miller
Penelope Reed of 5 Stone Buildings analyses the Court's approach to Inheritance Act claims by spouses in the wake of White and Miller.
- Islamic Law for Family Lawyers
Ahmad Thomson explores the interaction between English Law and Islamic Shari’a Law in the context of Family Law.
- L v L and the Dangers of DIY Disclosure
Patrick Wheeler and Toby Yerburgh of Collyer Bristow examine the impact that the recent decision of the Queen's Bench in L v L has on disclosure in family proceedings
- Money Laundering Update for Family Lawyers
Ellie Foster, of Addleshaw Goddard, highights what family lawyers need to know about the new Money Laundering Regulations 2007 which come into force on 15 December 2007
- Morgan v Hill: Schedule 1 Children Act Claims and pre-existing agreements
Lynsey Cade-Davies of 29 Bedford Row assesses the impact on financial provison for children of unmarried couples of the recent judgment in Hill v Morgan.
- North v North: Revisiting periodical payments
Lucy Reed, of St Johns Chambers, examines the recent Court of Appeal decision in North v North, assessing its impact on variation of periodical payments. This article was updated 16 August 2007 following the decision on the quantum of the periodical payments.
- Pensions and less than perfect health: A guide for the family lawyer
Nigel Bradshaw, of Bradshaw Dixon Moore, spotlights the pension planning and negotiation issues arising when a divorce involves a party in ill health
- Pre-Nuptial Agreements in 2007
Ashley Murray of Oriel Chambers reviews the latest thinking on. and the practicalities of, pre-nuptial agreements
- Re P – Damages and the Human Rights Act
Rosalind English and Caroline Cross of 1 Crown Office Row consider the issues surrounding damages for human rights breaches in family cases following the decision in Re P.
- Stack v Dowden: The principles in practice
Luke Barnes, of 3 Dr Johnson's Buildings, explains the key principles underpinning the Lords' judgment in Stack v Dowden and the impact they will have on cohabitation cases
- The basis for calculating CETVs is changing – what does this mean for the family lawyer?
Peter Moore, of Bradshaw Dixon Moore, highlights changes concerning valuation of CETVs and how they impact on the family lawyer's approach to pensions on divorce.
- The Interim Removal of Children from their Parents: Emergency Protection Orders, Interim Care Orders & the Impact of the Public Law Outline
Jacqui Gilliatt, of 4 Brick Court, analyses the lessons to be learnt from recent cases involoving interim removal of children.
- The Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984: Has the Wind Changed?
Clare Renton, of 29 Bedford Row, examines the impact of recent cases on applications under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984
- Under the Influence: Banks & the Family Home
John Wilson of 1 Hare Court looks at the circumstances in which a spouse can challenge a mortgage secured over the matrimonial home in favour of a bank and/or resist claims for possession on the basis that the other spouse exercised undue influence.
- Using the Web to Find an Expert
Chris McWatters, of 5 King's Bench Walk, reviews the sources of information available on the web to help find suitable expert witnesses
- What has happened to Independent Reviewing Officers?
Michael Griffith-Jones considers the impact that independent reviewing officers in care plans have made since their creation in 2002.