Special Guardianship Orders and Overseas Placements

Maria Wright, PhD Candidate at the University of Bristol, and solicitor, highlights some of the challenges associated with placing children under SGOs overseas and asks whether such placements warrant a distinct form of legal framework tailored to meet their specific needs.

Full article: Family Law Week

Costs Orders and Experts

Nisha Bambhra, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, considers the implications for expert witnesses who fail to comply with court orders.

Full article: Family Law Week

Regretful spending decisions: millionaire divorcee to serve as a lesson?

While family lawyers now frequently deal with cases arising on the separation of unmarried families, the jurisdictional basis for such proceedings falls to be considered less often and arises in a legal framework which may be unfamiliar to family lawyers. The recent decision in Gray v Hurley provides assistance on some of the issues which may arise in such cases.

Full article: Family Law

No fault divorce: serving the interests of respondents

David Hodson says that whilst very welcome, the draft legislation itself is very poor.

Full article: Family Law

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, July 2019

Sue Brookes, Principal Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during June 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, June 2019

Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Lessons to be learned from Re: L [2019] EWHC 867 (Fam)

Anarkali Musgrave, barrister with Coram Chambers, looks at Re: L, a case involving an application by the father for change of residence of a child, in which the Guardian chose not to seek the child's wishes and feelings.

Full article: Family Law Week

Mediation post-LASPO

Philippa Hemery, mediator at One Pump Court Chambers, tracks the recent history of family mediation take-up and looks at what might be done to increase access to mediation.

Full article: Family Law Week

LASPO Review and the Family Court

Worth the wait or too little too late? The review is frank, wide-ranging and lengthy but the action plan has little to offer family justice, law and practice.

Full article: Counsel Magazine

Valuing assets on divorce

The treatment of non-matrimonial assets continues to be an issue of debate within the Family Court. The concept of non-matrimonial assets applies to pre-acquired assets, inherited assets and post-separation accrual.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Surrogacy and legal parentage: let intentionality prevail: Part 2

Mavis Amonoo-Acquah, a barrister at Lamb Building Chambers, discusses issues surrounding Surrogacy Law, Legal Parentage and proposed reform, in light of Californian Law precedents.

Full article: Family Law