The 1996 Hague Convention: The Fourth Dimension

Eleri Jones barrister at 1 Garden Court, and Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE and Richard Kwan both of Dawson Cornwell solicitors consider the impact of the 1996 Hague Convention in England and Wales.

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The Modernisation of Family Justice: An Interview with Mr Justice Ryder

Mr Justice Ryder is interviewed by Zimran Samuel of 9 St John Street Chambers about the modernisation of the family justice system.

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Family Mediation – The option of first resort for separating couples?

Amina Somers, a consultant and mediator with Goodman Ray, asks whether the implementation of the Family Justice Review recommendations will see the court usurped by mediation as the primary dispute resolution process following relationship breakdown.

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Lucia Clark on Scottish Family Law: To English family lawyers - please be less polite!

This is a heartfelt plea to English matrimonial solicitors - please, please, be less polite. Take a hint from Scots family lawyers - be rude!

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Finance Cases Round-Up: November 2012

Gavin Smith of 1 Hare Court reviews some recent key finance cases.

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Children: Private Law Update (November 2012)

Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews important recent developments relating to private children law.

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Court of Protection update

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

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“The government has just introduced equal shared care”

On Tuesday, 6 November, 2012 at 2:36 AM, according to timing on an e-mail from the Department of Education, the UK Government announced its response to the consultation regarding amendments to the Children Act 1989 on the question of parental involvement in the lives of children at a time of parental separation.

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Beyond the Nuclear: The Face of Modern Adoption (Ulster Style)

A Judge in Belfast's High Court decided last month that unmarried and same-sex couples in Northern Ireland should be allowed to adopt children.

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Finance and Divorce November Update

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

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