Martin Narey: Adoption has to come back into fashion

We must overcome our misguided reluctance to remove children from abusive families, and transform their lives.

Full article: The Independent on Sunday

Children: Public Law Update (July 2011)

John Tughan, of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent developments in Public Law Children.

Full article: Family Law Week

Minister accepts Munro vision of less red tape

After formally commissioning a comprehensive review of child protection in June last year, the government's response to Professor Eileen Munro's report marks an important step in mapping out its future strategy for safeguarding the country's most vulnerable children.

Full article: Children & Young People Now

Cost Orders in Public Law Proceedings: A New Approach?

Does the general rule of ‘no order as to costs’ still apply in public law Children proceedings? Harry Nosworthy reviews recent judgments which suggest that the courts are now readier to make costs orders.

Full article: Family Law Week

Leave to Remove – Improving Due Process

Richard Gregorian and Gavin Emerson of Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors argue that the focus in defending leave to remove proceedings should be on ensuring due process.

Full article: Family Law Week

The new EU maintenance regulations, does it apply to your clients?

The new EU Maintenance Regulation which has replaced Brussels I came into force on 18 June 2011.

Full article: Family Law

Home And Away

As family life becomes more international, the movement of children between different countries becomes a more common problem for separating parents and for the courts to grapple with.

Full article: Mondaq (registration required)

Harmony In Europe? An English perspective

On 18 June 2011, the EU Maintenance Regulation1 (EC No 4/2009) came into force, replacing what has colloquially been known as 'Brussels I' (Council Regulation No 44/2001) for all issues arising in the family context which relate to maintenance.

Full article: Mondaq (registration required)

Jaw Jaw Not War War

On 6 April 2011, a Pre-Action Protocol was launched together with the New Family Procedure Rules.

Full article: Mondaq (registration required)

The price of love - will London remain the 'divorce capital of the world'?

A string of key rulings have kept high-net divorces in the headlines. Helen Mooney charts the changing law and 
asks if London will remain the ‘divorce capital of the world’.

Full article: Legalweek

Finance & Divorce Update Summer 2011

Joanna Grandfield, with Mills & Reeve, analyses the latest key matrimonial finance cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Imerman down under

At the 12th Australian Family Lawyers Conference held in Singapore in June 2011 the opportunity was taken during an Ethics workshop led by Federal Magistrate Tom Altobelli to consider appropriate self-help measures in obtaining disclosure.

Full article: Family Law

The End of Payne?

Andrea Watts of 1 King’s Bench Walk considers the Court of Appeal’s judgment in Re K (Children) [2011] EWCA Civ 793 and its impact on pre-existing case law and, in particular, Payne v Payne.

Full article: Family Law Week

The EU Mediation Directive

The Directive of the European Parliament and of the European Council of 21 May 2008 on Certain Aspects of Mediation in Civil and Commercial Matters (2008/52) has been adopted by the UK government.

Full article: Family Law

Leave to Remove and the Payne Discipline – Breaking the Impasse

In this two-part article Richard Gregorian and Gavin Emerson of Gregorian Emerson Family Law Solicitors explain the difficulties they perceive with the arguments relied on by critics of Payne v Payne and why the focus in defending these critically important proceedings should be on ensuring due process.

Full article: Family Law Week