Trustees have no greater claims that those of the bankrupt: Robert v Woodall [2016] EWHC 2987 (Ch)

The High Court has stopped fashion victim Trinny Woodall from being pursued beyond the grave by her bankrupt ex-husband.

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Foreign Adoptions: how and in what circumstances should they be afforded recognition?

Michael Jones of Deans Court Chambers examines recent important decisions concerning the recognition of adoption orders made abroad.

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PSL Essential Update - Law Commission Report on Enforcement of Financial orders

The Law Commission has published a report containing recommendations for the reform of the law regarding enforcement of family financial orders.

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Planning for Death, A Child's Wishes and Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2016] EWHC 2859 (Fam)

Louise Spalding, Associate Solicitor with Mills & Reeve LLP, considers the court’s powers to enable a 14-year old girl to make preparations for the post-death disposal of her body.

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A reminder on the importance of full attendance notes: Hogg v Crutes LLP [2016] EW Misc B29 (CC)

Crutes LLP were found to have been negligent in not providing full and clear advice to their client which resulted in an overgenerous settlement of the case.

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PSL essential update – Divorce and Finance

As family practitioners around the country gear up for Christmas, with the inevitable last minute rush, we thought we’d provide you with this handy guide to the latest developments in finance and divorce.

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Children: Public Law Update (December 2016)

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

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Pension sharing orders not available in relation to foreign pensions: Goyal v Goyal [2016] EWFC 50 (Fam)

Unfortunately, the decision in the long running case of Goyal v Goyal [2016] EWFC 50 (Fam) provides that pension sharing pursuant to s 24B is not available in relation to foreign pensions.

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Finance and Divorce Update, December 2016

Sue Brookes, Senior Associate for Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during November 2016.

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