Children: Public Law Update (February 2010)

The case of Re S [2009] EWHC 2115 involved the examination of the death of a child. Mrs Justice King’s judgment has recently been published and is of considerable importance in cases involving issues of death, non-accidental head injury and shaken baby syndrome.

Full article: Family Law Week

Re S-B (Children): The Applicability of Re B in ‘Uncertain Perpetrator’ Cases

Alison Grief, of Garden Court Chambers, junior counsel instructed by CAFCASS to intervene in Re B, reviews the recent Supreme Court judgment in Re S-B. She highlights the essential points of the judgment and sets them into the context of previous decisions.

Full article: Family Law Week

Maintenance Pending Suit Part I: A User’s Guide

In the first of a two part article on maintenance pending suit (MPS), Alexander Chandler of 1 Garden Court Chambers deals with when, why and how an application for maintenance pending suit should be made. The second part of the article, dealing with costs allowances within MPS will be published by Family Law Week in the near future.

Full article: Family Law Week

Take us somewhere new: Family Law Act 1996 Part IV applications in 2010 and beyond

Byron James considers current judicial attitudes to drafting injunctions under the Family Law Act 1996 Part IV and suggests an alternative approach designed to tailor the relief to the perceived threat.

Full article: Family Law Week

Family Secrets: Is it time for CAFCASS to start listening?

The Family Court Welfare Worker’s Union Napo today said that CAFCASS is in meltdown.

Full article: The Comment Factory

Hearing children’s cases in private is crucial to justice

Alistair MacDonald of St Philips Chambers, Birmingham, discusses the new Children, Schools and Families Bill.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

The Importance of Non-Legal Skills in Private Law Disputes Relating to Children, Including International Relocation ("Leave to Remove") Cases

Richard Gregorian, Principal of Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors, and Gavin Emerson, Brief Strategic Therapist, considers how family lawyers and psychology professionals can work together to the benefit of their clients.

Full article: Family Law Week