Analysing UK family law legislation in the event of a no deal Brexit

David Hodson examines the legislation which will be considered by the profession in the event of no deal. The UK government published late last week a statutory instrument to provide for family law matters in the event of a no deal on leaving the EU.

Full article: Family Law

Brexit's impact on international family law: Sir Mathew Thorpe's take

Writing exclusively for Family Law, the Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe discusses Brexit and the impact of the potential loss of EU family law regulations, particularly Brussels IIa and the Maintenance Regulation.

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How much did divorce law change in 2018?

And what will happen in 2019? Asks Stephen Lyon, Family barrister, 4PB.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Children: Public Law Update (December 2018)

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

Full article: Family Law Week

Think of the Children! – Minors and reasonable financial provision

On 27 July 2018, the High Court handed down judgment in the case of Ubbi v Ubbi . The judgment explored reasonable financial provision under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 in the context of minor children and serves as a necessary reminder to all to update your will.

Full article: Hardwicke

The continuing problem of care proceedings relating to children of parents who have already had previous children removed from their care: what is to be done?

Michael Jones, a barrister at Dean’s Court chambers in Manchester considers the problem of women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeated pregnancies that result in children needing to be removed from their care and the work of Pause, a charity which aims to give women the chance to pause and take control of their lives.

Full article: Family Law Week

Family Justice Council's Annual Debate: What’s wrong with covert recordings?

Lawyers, judges and family law professionals gathered 3 December in Leeds for the Family Justice Council’s 12th annual debate. The main issue of this year’s event was covert recordings.

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Family courts increasingly hit by cuts as cases are adjourned

It was always anticipated that financial cuts to the justice system would have a significant impact on the way in which the system was able to administer justice and provide a functioning public service. Andrew Powell considers the ongoing effects of those cuts, focusing in particular on the increase in adjournments of Family Court cases due to a lack of available judges.

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