Napoleon Bonaparte and the Queensland Gold Coast

I had the considerable privilege of being invited this summer by the Queensland Law Society to be the international keynote speaker at their residential annual family law conference in mid-August, which took place on the Gold Coast, south of Brisbane.

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In a Dorney-Kingdom of their own: Segal orders examined

Byron James, of 14 Gray’s Inn Square, considers the circumstances in which Segal Orders can be made.

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Family Rights Group in response to Mr Justice Ryder's proposal for the modernisation of family justice

By Cathy Ashley, Chief Executive, Family Rights Group on modernisation of the family justice system.

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Dukali v Lamrani: a cautionary tale on how the courts define marriage

Dr John Fox and Eleanor Fletcher, both of Lamb Building, consider the lessons to be learned from the court’s approach to determining the validity of the parties’ marriage in Dukali v Lamrani.

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Finance and Divorce August 2012 Update

Anna Heenan, solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse July’s financial remedies and divorce news and cases.

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Court of Protection update

Thirty Nine Essex Street Court of Protection Newsletter: August 2012.

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Implications of Hague 2007 being implemented

If domestic child maintenance regulations can be described as labyrinthine then by analogy any consideration of the rules of reciprocal enforcement are similar to sinking in quicksand whilst listening to Songs of Love and Hate by Leonard Cohen.

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The Issue of Costs following the Supreme Court Decision in T (Children) – ‘Not about the money?’

Dorothea Gartland of 4 Paper Buildings and Penny Logan, principal lawyer, Cafcass, consider the lessons to be learned from T (Children).

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