Global approach to family law

The reform of family law is a constant source of debate in the UK, and in France it is very much the same situation.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Are we missing a trick?

Julie Stather examines the advantages to child, parents and local authority of using the under-utilised section 34 of the Children Act.

Full article: Local Government Lawyer

Finance and Divorce December Update

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

Full article: Family Law Week

Unvisited: Looked after children and the role of the Independent Visitor

Noel Arnold, Head of Legal Practice at the Coram Children’s Legal Centre, considers the importance of Independent Visitors for looked after children and clarifies confusions in the current arrangements.

Full article: Family Law Week

X’s Appeal Rejected - Disclosure Still Stands

In Re A (A Child) [2012] UKSC 60 the issue before the Supreme Court was whether disclosure of the identity of a father's accuser (‘X') and the substance of her allegations against him should be given to the parties in contact proceedings relating to their child; and whether X should be required to give evidence in those proceedings.

Full article: Family Law

The Court of Protection: how journalists and lawyers can open the closed doors of justice

The Independent's senior lawyer explains what the Court of Protection is and how it ought to change.

Full article: The Independent

Hidden assets?

Prest v Prest overturns 30 years of family case law, says Craig Rose.

Full article: New Law Journal

Taking a global view

Geraldine Morris considers the changes to international maintenance.

Full article: New Law Journal

Court of Protection Update (December 2012)

Sally Bradley and Michael Edwards, Barristers, both of 4 Paper Buildings consider recent developments in the Court of Protection.

Full article: Family Law Week