Placement of a child outside their natural family

What factors does a court need to consider regarding the placement of a child away from their extended family?

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Balancing the rights of domestic abuse victims and their alleged abusers in court

Should a court allow a potential perpetrator of domestic abuse, when they are acting in person, to cross-examine their alleged victim?

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EU matrimonial property regime regulation

Even before the referendum, the UK had opted out but it will still be important for UK practitioners to have some knowledge of this EU law.

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Restriction of liberty under the inherent jurisdiction (Re T (a child) (secure accommodation order)

Richard Little advises that the decision in Re T (a child) (secure accommodation order) is a timely analysis of how the High Court exercises its inherent jurisdiction to restrict a young person’s liberty in cases in which a local authority would have sought a secure accommodation order under s. 25 CA if an approved placement was otherwise available.

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The inheritance tax burden and civil partnerships for cohabiting siblings: right idea, wrong approach?

How and why civil partnerships came into being, the successful campaign to allow heterosexual couples to enter into a civil partnership, and the proposals for ‘committed siblings’ to be able to form civil partnerships.

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Family law 2018: on divorce reform

David Burrows assesses the government’s proposals for an overhaul of divorce law, and supplies some suggestions of his own.

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Are You Being Served? Rules On International Service in Family Cases

Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister, Thomas More Chambers considers the issue of international service in family cases.

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Reform and the future of family justice: where is the court modernisation programme heading?

The following is an extract from a talk delivered by the immediate past President of the Family Division to the Cheshire and North Wales Resolution Family Law Conference at Chester on 25 September 2018.

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The Financial Remedies Court: Latest Developments

Matthew Richardson, family barrister at Coram Chambers, provides an update on the progress of the Financial Remedies Court and highlights that rollout dates are soon to be announced.

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Who must disclose what and when?

David Burrows investigates the power to order production of documents in family cases.

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Divorce & Financial Remedy Update, October 2018

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

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