Children: Public Law Update (December 2016)

John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in the field of public children law.

Full article: Family Law Week

Pension sharing orders not available in relation to foreign pensions: Goyal v Goyal [2016] EWFC 50 (Fam)

Unfortunately, the decision in the long running case of Goyal v Goyal [2016] EWFC 50 (Fam) provides that pension sharing pursuant to s 24B is not available in relation to foreign pensions.

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Finance and Divorce Update, December 2016

Sue Brookes, Senior Associate for Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2016.

Full article; Family Law Week

Re R (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1016 and Relocations Within the Jurisdiction

Claire Molyneux, Senior Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP, considers an interesting review and reiteration by the Court of Appeal of the approach to be taken in relocations of an internal nature.

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What’s mine is (*not) yours - the treatment of non-matrimonial property: no longer a lawless science?

In recent years, there has been two arguably parallel lines of case law on the general approach courts should take to non-matrimonial property.

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“If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?”: The Harassment of Cafcass and Local Authority Workers in Family Law Proceedings

Bianca Jackson, barrister of Coram Chambers, sets out the civil remedies available to persons subjected to harassment.

Full article: Family Law Week

Finance and Divorce Update November 2016

Claire Molyneux, Senior Associate and Naomi Shelton, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during October 2016.

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Setting aside High Court orders for return in asylum cases: Re H (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 988

In Re H (A Child) (International Abduction: Asylum and Welfare) [2016] EWCA Civ 988, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, allowed a mother’s appeal from High Court orders for her son to be returned to Pakistan.

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Band-aids for bullet holes: pro bono legal services post-LASPO

When legal aid was first enshrined in British law, in the form of the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949, it was intended to be an essential component of the welfare state, a service as integral to its citizens as health care and social insurance.

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A good divorce?

With some help from policymakers we can change negative perceptions of divorce.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Court of Protection Update (Autumn 2016): Part 2

Sally Bradley and Julia Townend, barristers of 4 Paper Buildings, conclude their review of Court of Protection developments by considering recent judgments concerning reporting restriction orders; costs and civil restraint; and participation in proceedings.

Full article: Family Law Week

A reminder that the courts have wide discretion when awarding costs: AB v CD [2016] EWHC 2482

This article looks at the outcome of the costs hearing in the long running case of AB v CD [2016] EWHC 2482.

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