Disclosure and a protocol: co-operation and care proceedings

The story of the (authorised) police bug in the home of parents in care proceedings to try to identify which parent had killed their child prompts thoughts of what the relationship is between family courts, police and local authorities when it comes to communication of information about child abuse.

Full article: Family Law

Adoption reform: what the government said, and what the government did

Looking back on what the government said about the adoption reform included in the Children and Social Work Bill, and what it actually did.

Full article: Community Care

Children and Social Work Bill - what do we know?

Government aims to 'tip the balance in favour of permanent adoption where that is the right thing for the child'.

Full article: Family Law Week

Children: Public Law Update (May 2016)

John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in the field of public children law.

Full article: Family Law Week

Family: needs and standard of living

The issue for many judges is the period over which the standard of living is to be maintained.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Finance & Divorce May 2016

Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during April 2016.

Full article: Family Law Week

The Turkish Constitutional Court on international parental child abduction: judgment of Marcus Frank Cerny

By an individual application made by Marcus Frank Cerny in July 2013 (App No 2013/5126), the Turkish Constitutional Court for the first time examined an allegation of violation of rights secured under the Turkish Constitution in the proceedings before the Turkish courts in relation to the 1980 Hague International Child Abduction Convention to which Turkey has been a party since 2000.

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When the rules break the rules: appeals against pension sharing

In CS v ACS (Consent Order: Non-Disclosure: Correct Procedure) [2015] EWHC 1005 (Fam), [2016] 1 FLR 131 the President, Sir James Munby, ruled that paragraph 14.1 of Practice Direction 30A of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 was ultra vires or made without the power to make it.

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Sex and drugs and ancillary relief

Add-backs after MAP v MFP [2016] 1 FLR 70 and Rapp v Sarre [2016] EWCA Civ 93: seminar to Payne Hicks Beach on 29 February 2016

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What’s really in the bests interests of children from other European countries involved in care proceedings?

Sarah Phillimore, barrister, of St John's Chambers considers the 'best interests' test under Article 15 of Brussels IIR in the light of the Supreme Court's judgment in Re N.

Full article: Family Law Week

Preventing CSE: a lacuna in the law

Matthew Warmoth, pupil barrister at Fourteen, finds that the court can do little to protect children from CSE when the exploiter is not a party to proceedings and there has been no police caution or conviction for a sexual or violent offence.

Full article: Family Law Week

Tackling financial disclosures

Gathering together the financial documents needed to provide full financial disclosure on divorce is a daunting procedure, whether you are using mediation, negotiating via solicitors or going through the court process to work out a financial settlement.

Full article: Family Law

YRes West Midlands Children Law Update

YRes West Midlands Children Law Update, 14 April 2016 at St Ives Chambers.

Full article: Family Law