Villiers - a cross border conundrum

Lucia Clark, Partner (dual-qualified in English and Scottish family law) and Alex Critchley, Solicitor, both of Morton Fraser LLP consider the implications of the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Villiers v Villiers.

Full article: Family Law Week

Special Guardianship Orders Clarified: 10 Points to Note

On 18th June 2018, the Court of Appeal  handed down judgment in the case of In the matter of P-S (Children) unanimously allowing an appeal by the children’s guardian.

Full article: St Ives Chambers (PDF)

Divorce beauty parades: genuine market research or litigation manoeuvring?

This article considers the decision in ZS v FS [2017] EWHC 2660 (Fam), in which a husband failed in his application to prevent his ex-wife’s solicitor from acting.

Full article: Family Law

Owens: unreasonable behaviour on trial

How far will the Supreme Court go as it tackles Owens v Owens, asks Simon Blain.

Full article: New Law Journal

Finance and Divorce Update, June 2018

Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2018.

Full article: Family Law Week

Varying your child maintenance: it can pay dividends!

Using a fictitious scenario Gwyn Evans, barrister, Tanfield Chambers highlights legal and practical issues relating to child maintenance.

Full article: Family Law Week

Speech by Lord Justice McFarlane: Care Crisis Review Launch

Speech by Lord Justice McFarlane, Care Crisis Review Launch, 13th June 2018.

Full speech: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Limits on transparency in the family courts

Following a judge’s decision in 2002 that a girl should live with her father, the Family Division in Re G (A Child) refused a recent application by the girl’s older half-brother for access to all the files in the 2002 proceedings, and also refused the mother’s application for the removal of the undertaking she had given the judge not to communicate with the media.

Full article: Family Law

Ending a marriage in the 21st century, a look beyond no fault divorce

Sophie Crampton, Pupil, Coram Chambers makes the case for reform of the law of divorce.

Full article: Family Law Week

Enhancing the rights of grandchildren to see their grandparents

Julie Stather, barrister, Crown Office Row, Brighton advances the case for reform of the law relating to the rights of grandchildren to see their grandparents.

Full article: Family Law Week

Children: Public Law Update (June 2018)

John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Foreign pre-nup, English divorce? What’s the deal?

It is not at all uncommon for international couples who marry abroad to have entered into a pre-nuptial agreement or a ‘matrimonial property regime’.

Full article: Family Law