Difficult decisions

I wrote an article which appears in October's Family Law regarding a case where foster carers applied to adopt two children disrupting the introductions to adopters which had all but concluded.

Full article: Family Law

National Approaches to Surrogacy and International Regulation

Michael Edwards of 4 Paper Buildings and Colin Rogerson of Dawson Cornwell report on the proceedings at the Workshop on National Approaches to Surrogacy, University of Aberdeen between 30 August 2011 and 1 September 2011.

Full article: Family Law Week

Law Reforms in Euro zone crisis countries

News reaches of another southern Mediterranean country, Italy, facing financial crisis with more problems for the Euro currency and with the remaining EU countries expected to bail them out or write off their debts.

Full article: Family Law

Kernott v Jones and the principled approach to Constructive Trust

In anticipation of the Supreme Court’s judgment in Kernott v Jones, Peter Ryder, solicitor considers the principles that the court should apply in deciding property disputes in cohabitation disputes.

Full article: Family Law Week

Will the Government listen to one of their own on legal aid?

In the debate surrounding the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill there has recently been a glimmer of hope that some of the government may in fact be listening to the serious concerns about the impact of the proposals, namely the Attorney-General Dominic Grieve, who has recently been reported to be prepared to intervene on the issue.

Full article: The Lawyer

Family crisis

The government’s Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill will reach committee stage on the 11th October 2011.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

No more Payne

Recent appeal rulings in relocation cases have crystallised judges' growing concerns over the Payne guidance but they’re not the medication parents looking to move were hoping for, says Teresa Davidson.

Full article: Solicitors Journal

International surrogacy and judicial continuity

By dint of being let down at the last minute by one of my contributors and with the deadline for submitting to my publishers the second edition of the Jordans international book approaching in a matter of days, I found myself on Saturday morning getting to grips with international surrogacy law and practice, admittedly after good preparation from the Rugby.

Full article: Family Law

Appealing joint lives orders: what not to do

Byron James of 14 Gray's Inn Square, considers joint lives orders in the light of the Court of Appeal's judgment in N v N.

Full article: Family Law Week

Court of Protection Update (October 2011)

Sally Bradley of 4 Paper Buildings considers recent cases in the Court of Protection including W v M, the 'right to die' case.

Full article: Family Law Week