Child Contact Interventions

Adrian Barnett-Thoung-Holland, barrister of St Alban's Chambers, explains the practicalities of a valuable resource for children lawyers.

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Stepfather adoption: the pros and cons

The legal position for a stepfather in relation to his stepchild can be fundamentally altered through an adoption order.

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Will extending jurisdiction to missing people overstretch the Court of Protection?

The Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 (also known as Claudia’s Law) increases the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction to include any person who cannot make decisions for themselves by virtue of being ‘missing’.

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Enforcement against Pensions in Financial Remedies Cases: the neglected option.

Joseph Rainer, barrister, Queen Elizabeth Building highlights the availability and effectiveness of the Blight v Brewster method to enforce a financial remedy order.


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The ECHR’s ruling in Kaminska v Poland: Enforcement of return orders – where do we go from here?

James Netto, Solicitor Advocate with Dawson Cornwell, considers a recent judgment of the ECtHR that confirms the need for the rapid recognition and enforcement of child abduction and custody orders.

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First cases of mitochondrial donation therapy in the UK and why the 'three-parent baby' headlines are misleading

In February 2015, the UK became the first country to approve laws allowing for the creation of so called 'three-parent babies'.

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Non-molestation: a definition for 2018?

What is ‘non-molestation’? How do family courts, by order, deal with ‘molestation’, as it is now defined in law?

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Five “Highly Pertinent” Questions: Discrimination, Contact and the Family Court following Re M (Children) [2017] EWCA Civ 2164

Hassan Khan and Charlotte Baker, barristers at 4 Paper Buildings, present a framework for approaching cases where issues of human rights and discrimination arise in contact cases.

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Reminder of the law of proprietary estoppel and testamentary capacity

Is the test for testamentary capacity in a wills dispute the same as the mental capacity test under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005)?

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Availability of Legal Aid for Applications Pursuant to the 1996 Hague Convention

Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE QC (Hon), Partner, Dawson Cornwell, and Michael Gration, Barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, highlight an oversight in LASPO.

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Attempting modernisation: the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill

Momentum is growing for the modernisation of the statutory approach to the financial division of assets on divorce, the recognition of pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and an overhaul of spousal maintenance.

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Finance and Divorce Update, February 2018

Naomi Shelton, Associate and Frances Bailey, Principal Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during January 2018.

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