Children: Private Law Update (Autumn 2019)

Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Case Summary: AR v ML [2019] EWFC 56

This was an appeal by H against an order which adjourned a final hearing - after it had concluded and the judge had delivered an ex tempore judgment - in order to provide W with an opportunity to provide new evidence to the court so that the judge may alter her initial judgment.

Full article: Class Legal

The limits of the inherent jurisdiction (1)

Mr Justice Cobb recently handed down two important decisions on the scope of the inherent jurisdiction at the border of the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

Full article: Local Government Lawyer

Applications to the Court of Protection: The Notification Process

The Court of Protection is unable to make a Deputyship order unless the appropriate notification process has been followed by the applicant.

Full article: Family Law

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, October 2019

Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Paternity issues: AB v CD [2019] EWHC 1695 (Fam)

This case concerns the very difficult situation in which the issue of disputed paternity only comes to light years after the child’s birth, when the child (and the father) have always believed that he is the biological father, but in fact it transpires that this is not the case.

Full article: Family Law

Gender recognition and parenthood

Jeremy Ford, a Solicitor-Advocate at Cambridge Family Law Practice, acted pro bono on behalf of the Litigation Friend for the child at the centre of the landmark case of TT v Registrar General of England and Wales and Secretary of State for Health and Social Care heard by the President of the Family Division.

Full article: Family Law

Family advocacy: An art or a craft?

June Venters QC explains how to prepare to be an advocate in a family children’s proceedings case.

Full article: The Law Society

Surrogacy: BBC Radio 4’s ‘The Archers’ storyline highlights legal issues for parents

Rachel Cooper, barrister, Coram Chambers, discusses current UK surrogacy legislation in relation to modern reproductive practices.

Full article: Family Law Week

Challenging a nil assessment by the Child Maintenance Service: part one

This is the first of two articles concerning challenging a nil assessment by the Child Maintenance Service. This article covers two potential routes for applying for variation: income not yet taken into account, and diversion of income.

Full article: Family Law Hub

Capitalised maintenance: a court-free solution?

The court’s unpredictable approach means alternative resolution could be the logical choice, argue Kim Beatson and Victoria Brown.

Full article: Family Law

The pension split: unfair shares?

Focusing on the short-term financial needs of clients on divorce can often be to the detriment of their longer-term financial security—but are family lawyers prepared to engineer the drive towards fairness & a pension sharing revolution?

Full article: New Law Journal

R-B (A CHILD) [2019] EWCA Civ 1560

Successful appeal against care and placement orders made at an IRH as the judge made inappropriate comments which caused the mother to change her position and because the judge failed to give a proper, fully-reasoned judgment.

Full article: Family Law Week

Open justice ‘victory’ revisited

Laws governing the release of court material to non-parties in civil cases post Cape Intermediate are clear, but has the decision moved transparency laws forward for family proceedings? David Burrows reports.

Full article: Family Law

Cohabiting with a partner: protecting assets

With the number of cohabiting couples continuing to increase, how can lawyers advise those those who choose to move in together protect their assets in the case of a breakup?

Full article: Family Law

NRPF: The crisis facing the children of migrants

Cameron Boyle, political correspondent for the Immigration Advice Service, explains the impact on the children of migrants of having no recourse to public funds and encountering problems with local authorities’ application of Children Act 1989, section 17.

Full article: Family Law Week

Battle between stepsisters in 'who died first' dispute comes to an end

Scarle James Deceased, the Estate of v Scarle Marjorie Deceased, the Estate of [2019] EWHC 2224 (Ch) (13 August 2019).

Full article: Family Law

Service by Whatsapp?

In a recent dispute between cohabitees, the court has upheld an order that a claim form could be served on a defendant out of the jurisdiction by way of a Whatsapp message.

Full article: Family Law

Financial Remedy Update, September 2019

Rose-Marie Drury, Principal Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Moher v Moher [2019] EWCA Civ 1482: is there an obligation on the court to quantify undisclosed wealth when making findings of adverse inferences?

The case concerned an appeal of the decision where, on the basis of H’s non-disclosure, the first instance judge awarded W £1.4 million of the parties’ £1.7 million visible assets. H’s principal argument was that the court should not have made the award because it had failed to first evaluate the scale of the undisclosed assets. The Court of Appeal found that the court is not obligated to quantify assets before drawing adverse inferences; while quantification is desirable it is not always possible or proportionate.

Full article: Class Legal

Divorce and Capital Gains Tax: the basics

Tax can often be quite low down the list of priorities as something to think about during a relationship breakdown.  However, in all but the most straightforward of cases, taking tax advice at an early stage is highly recommended.

Full article: Family Law

Naomi McLoughlin discusses the case of Re F (A Child) (Fact-Finding Appeal) (2019)

The Court of Appeal declines to give guidance on whether a treating clinician who was also an expert would, in some cases, be able to give expert evidence without meeting the requirements of Part 25.

Full article: Park Square

Moher v Moher: Non-disclosure leads to closure

Alexandra Goldrein, a solicitor with Irwin Mitchell, considers a recent Court of Appeal judgment concerning non-disclosure and the award of spousal maintenance to a wife pending the husband’s grant of a Jewish divorce.

Full article: Family Law Week

Babies, bodies and borders: the risks and rise of surrogacy

Despite its challenges, surrogacy is becoming a readily available form of family formation for many who have endured considerable heartache and difficulty in conceiving naturally.

Full article: Family Law

Overseas adoption and British citizenship

The entitlement of adopted children to British citizenship is not a straightforward matter.

Full article: Family Law

High Court holds that litigation friends are always potentially liable for costs

The High Court has determined that there is no bar to a litigation friend of a child or other protected party being held liable for costs, whether acting on behalf of a claimant or defendant: the previous understanding that only the litigation friend of a claimant could be held so liable was not justified.

Full article: Family Law

Orders in family proceedings: appeals

The mother’s appeal against findings of fact made against her in care proceedings, made on the basis of fresh evidence that suggested that her account of events had been plausible, was dismissed.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

A lesson from the fellow in Iannello

Following the Australian decision of Iannello and Iannello (No.3) Sarah Basso and Rachel Roberts look at the approach of England and in respect of orders in matrimonial proceedings directing a party to make a payment of their bonus to their (former) spouse.

Full article: Family Law

Surrogacy and HFEA update: Summer 2019 – Part 2

Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent policy developments relating to surrogacy.

Full article: Family Law Week

Surrogacy and HFEA update: Summer 2019 – Part 1

Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent cases relating to surrogacy and HFEA.

Full article: Family Law Week

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, August 2019

Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Pride and Without Prejudice: Is it time we reintroduced Calderbanks?

Nigel Shepherd gives his views on the debate over whether Calderbank offers should be reintroduced.

Full article: Family Law

Orders in family proceedings: disclosure to police

Court ruled appellant parents failed to establish central ground of appeal against care proceedings order based on ‘right to silence’.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Using social media to disrupt a family law narrative

Byron James, barrister, Expatriate Law (United Arab Emirates) examines a Norwich Pharmacal order and its potential application within family law cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

O’Dwyer: the one where everything went wrong

This was a case that had six days of first instance final hearing, three days in July 2017, two days in November 2017 and a day in March 2018; with an appeal hearing in December 2018 and the appeal judgment in July 2019, it meant that after seven days of Court time, over a period of two years, the parties finally obtained a final outcome.

Full article: Family Law

Post-LASPO and the role of diversity in family law

The impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) on the role of diversity, with particular reference to women and BAME, in family law.

Full article: Family Law

Waggott in practice: O’Dwyer v O’Dwyer [2019] EWHC 1838 (Fam)

Mr Justice Francis recently gave judgment in O’Dwyer v O’Dwyer [2019] EWHC 1838 (Fam), an appeal against an order made by HHJ O’Dwyer at the Central Family Court following a Final Hearing in financial remedies proceedings held in July and November 2017.

Full article: Class Legal

The Pension Advisory Group’s final report: reviewing a paradigm shift in pensions practice

Matthew Richardson, barrister of Coram Chambers, offers an introduction and overview of a report set to change the future of financial remedies practice significantly.

Full article: Family Law Week

Section 9(6B) of the Children Act 1989 – what is its purpose?

Sophie Crampton, barrister of 4 Brick Court, considers what purpose the provision might serve in determining care proceedings.

Full article: Family Law Week

Sharing of post-separation earnings: Francis J says 'I’m not lovin’ it'

Should there have been any doubt remaining, Mr Justice Francis confirmed in O’Dwyer v O’Dwyer [2019] EWHC 1838 (Fam) that post-separation earning are not a matrimonial asset capable of being shared.

Full article: Family Law

The many plusses of the Separated Parents Information Programme

As the largest provider of family mediation in England and Wales, it goes without saying NFM delivers … well, family mediation. But I want to take the opportunity to outline another important area of our work – delivery of the Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP).

Full article: Family Law

Key recommendations in the Pension Advisory Group report

Hilary Woodward, honorary research associate at Cardiff School of Law and Politics and project lead for the Pension Advisory Group, and Debora Price, professor of social gerontology at the University of Manchester and Pension Advisory Group member, explain the key issues identified by the group in its guide to the treatment of pensions on divorce, and summarise the main recommendations and what steps practitioners should take to ensure that pensions are dealt with consistently.

Full article: Family Law

Special Guardianship Orders and Overseas Placements

Maria Wright, PhD Candidate at the University of Bristol, and solicitor, highlights some of the challenges associated with placing children under SGOs overseas and asks whether such placements warrant a distinct form of legal framework tailored to meet their specific needs.

Full article: Family Law Week

Costs Orders and Experts

Nisha Bambhra, barrister at Garden Court Chambers, considers the implications for expert witnesses who fail to comply with court orders.

Full article: Family Law Week

Regretful spending decisions: millionaire divorcee to serve as a lesson?

While family lawyers now frequently deal with cases arising on the separation of unmarried families, the jurisdictional basis for such proceedings falls to be considered less often and arises in a legal framework which may be unfamiliar to family lawyers. The recent decision in Gray v Hurley provides assistance on some of the issues which may arise in such cases.

Full article: Family Law

No fault divorce: serving the interests of respondents

David Hodson says that whilst very welcome, the draft legislation itself is very poor.

Full article: Family Law

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, July 2019

Sue Brookes, Principal Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during June 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, June 2019

Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during May 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Lessons to be learned from Re: L [2019] EWHC 867 (Fam)

Anarkali Musgrave, barrister with Coram Chambers, looks at Re: L, a case involving an application by the father for change of residence of a child, in which the Guardian chose not to seek the child's wishes and feelings.

Full article: Family Law Week

Mediation post-LASPO

Philippa Hemery, mediator at One Pump Court Chambers, tracks the recent history of family mediation take-up and looks at what might be done to increase access to mediation.

Full article: Family Law Week

LASPO Review and the Family Court

Worth the wait or too little too late? The review is frank, wide-ranging and lengthy but the action plan has little to offer family justice, law and practice.

Full article: Counsel Magazine

Valuing assets on divorce

The treatment of non-matrimonial assets continues to be an issue of debate within the Family Court. The concept of non-matrimonial assets applies to pre-acquired assets, inherited assets and post-separation accrual.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Surrogacy and legal parentage: let intentionality prevail: Part 2

Mavis Amonoo-Acquah, a barrister at Lamb Building Chambers, discusses issues surrounding Surrogacy Law, Legal Parentage and proposed reform, in light of Californian Law precedents.

Full article: Family Law

When Parental Alienation Crosses into the Criminal Jurisdiction

June Venters QC, of Venters Solicitors and Lamb Building, discusses the implications when issues of parental alienation arise in criminal proceedings.

Full article: Family Law Week

Speech by President of the Family Division: Nicholas Wall Memorial Lecture 2019

In this lecture, the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, looks at the The Children Act 1989 and an overview of the last 30 years.

Full speech: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, via Family Law Hub

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, May 2019

Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during April 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Till divorce do us part

Clamour for divorce reform should be seen alongside the less well-publicised unfairness caused by outdated marriage laws, says David Burrows.

Full article: Family Law

Latest View from the President’s Chambers

Rt. Hon. Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division - View from the President’s Chambers: May 2019.

Full article: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary (PDF)

Financial Remedy Update, April 2019

Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

Address by Mr Justice Mostyn to the Hong Kong Family Law Association

RULES, RULE OK! An analysis of the exercise of judicial discretion in the Family Law sphere. Address by Mr Justice Mostyn to the Hong Kong Family Law Association.

Full speech: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

We trust PDF files too much – and why we shouldn’t

Byron James, Partner with Expatriate Law, explains why, when examining PDFs adduced as evidence, one should not always believe what one sees.

Full article: Family Law Week

AI and the President meet big data

A recent speech by Sir Andrew McFarlane, the President of the Family Division, England’s most senior family court judge, announced a project to gather data on the financial circumstances leading to family court financial settlements.

Full article: Family Law

How the law on authorising deprivation of liberty will change

Parliament has now approved legislation to replace the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards. Lawyer Tim Spencer-Lane, who worked on the bill, explains what it means.

Full article: Community Care

RE B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29: What is the Future for Post-Adoption Contact?

The issue of post-adoption contact was recently considered by the Court of Appeal in Re B (A Child) (Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29. This article, written by the solicitor and junior counsel for the appellants, considers the backdrop against which this appeal was made and where this judgment leaves the issue of post-adoption contact.

Full article: Family Law Week

Pierburg and habitual residence: certainty at last?

Last week, judgment was handed down in the High Court in the case of Pierburg v Pierburg [2019] EWFC 24. It is hoped that Moor J’s decision will bring clarity to the topic of so-called ‘divorce tourism’, which had been left in a state of uncertainty for the past decade, by offering definitive guidance on how to determine whether the English court has jurisdiction to deal with a divorce.

Full article: Class Legal

Children Act ‘betrayed’ in climate of cuts, top family barrister says

Cuts to services have “essentially betrayed the legacy of the Children Act 1989” by piling pressure on families and social workers, driving the current rise in care proceedings, a leading family lawyer told a debate yesterday.

Full article: Community Care

Paying for privacy?

Stuart Clark, partner at The International Family Law Group LLP examines a recent Court of Appeal decision on privacy in family law cases and asks whether in practice anonymity is the preserve of only the very wealthy.

Full article: Family Law

No-fault divorce proposals: Support in principle but anxieties in practice

David Hodson analyses the detail of the government proposals and finds areas of concern about how it will operate in practice.

Full article: Family Law

The Powers of the High Court in implementing a Child Abduction Summary Return: Re W [2019]

On 22 February 2019 Mrs Justice Gwynneth Knowles handed down judgment in Re W (Children) (Abduction: Implementation of Return Order) [2019] EWHC 357 (Fam).

Full article: Family Law

Speech by President of the Family Division to the Resolution Conference 2019

Keynote address by Sir Andrew McFarlane, President of the Family Division, Resolution Conference 2019, 5th April 2019.

Full speech: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Child Support and Shared Care: how can it be determined whether there is a parent who provides day to day care to a lesser extent?

The Child Maintenance Calculation Regulations 2012 introduced an important change to the law concerning child support. Per Regulation 50, in cases in which neither parent “provides day to day care to a lesser extent” than the other, there will be no jurisdiction for the agency to make a calculation.

Full article: Class Legal

Children: Public Law Update (Spring 2019)

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

Full article: Family Law Week

The Inheritance Act and Adult Child Claimants – recent guidance from the Chancery Division

Gwyn Evans, barrister of Tanfield Chambers, explains the court’s judgment in a recent Inheritance Act case involving an estranged adult claimant, reliant on state benefits, and defendants for whom inheritance was a windfall.

Full article: Family Law Week

The rise of ‘predatory marriages’

Ethan Axelrod and Hayley Trim of Irwin Mitchell look at how vulnerable parents and a legal loophole are being exploited to rob families of their inheritance.

Full article: Family Law

Return to a ‘third state’: S (A Child) (Hague Convention 1980: Return to Third State)

Pam Sanghera of Charles Strachan Solicitors represented the appellant mother in the successful appeal of an order requiring the summary return of a child “A” to a state which was not the child’s previous habitual residence, ie to a third state. In this article she explains the reasoning by which the Court of Appeal determined that the order could not stand because it was effectively a relocation order made without undertaking any welfare exercise, which in itself is not within the framework of the 1980 Hague Convention.

Full article: Family Law Week

Breakdown cover: Part 1

This article provides an overview of the basic child support scheme and will touch on the potential for variation from Stage 1 calculated maintenance.

Full article: Family Law

Children Private Law Update – March 2019

Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Finance & Divorce Update March 2019

Sue Brookes, Principal Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during February 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

President’s precedent favours transparency

Why greater transparency in the family courts may — and should — be on the way.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Surrogacy and HFEA update: February 2019

Andrew Powell, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, considers recent developments relating to surrogacy law, including new guidance, as well as recent cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Part 1 - Surrogacy and legal parentage: let intentionality prevail

In this new 2-part series, Mavis Amonoo-Acquah, a barrister at Lamb Building Chambers, discusses issues surrounding Surrogacy Law, Legal Parentage and proposed reform, in light of Californian Law precedents.

Full article: Family Law

Case analysis: Winning the race to the divorce court by coming second

Analysis: Winning the race to the divorce court by coming second: CJEU delivers surprising lis pendens judgment.

Full article: Family Law

Analysis: nuptial agreements

Joanne Edwards and Rosie Schumm, of Forsters LLP, write that engagements and wedding planning are joyful and heart-warming experiences during which talk of a nuptial agreement is often viewed as being at odds with this special time. However, attitudes are changing.

Full article: Family Law

Part 2: the implications of a no-deal Brexit for cross-border children’s cases

In this 2-part series, Maria Wright, a solicitor and PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, looks at the immediate implications of a no-deal Brexit for cross-border children's cases.

Full article: Family Law

Part 1: the immediate implications of a no-deal Brexit for cross-border children’s cases

In this new 2-part series, Maria Wright, a solicitor and PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, looks at the immediate implications of a no-deal Brexit for cross-border children's cases.

Full article: Family Law

International marital agreements scrutinised by the Court of Appeal: Bräck v Bräck

Michael Allum, Rachel Roberts and Sarah Basso analyse DB v PB.

Full article: Family Law

Financial Remedy and Divorce Update, February 2019

Sarah Hunter, Senior Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during January 2019.

Full article: Family Law Week

BC v BG - Cementing the future of arbitration

Julie Stather, barrister, Crown Office Row, Brighton considers the role of arbitration and what the future holds for the scheme.

Full article: Family Law Week

The Domestic Abuse Bill: a long-awaited overhaul or flawed legislation with an implementation problem?

Hannah Gomersall, barrister at Coram Chambers, explores the proposed reforms set out in the government’s Domestic Abuse Bill: its scope, workability and whether the Family Court will be able to cope with the ensuing workload.

Full article: Family Law Week

Analysis: Was De Gafforj ruling another missed opportunity?

Partner Stuart Clark, of the International Family Law Group, looks at the Court of Appeal ruling that granted Anne Orenga de Gafforj a Hadkinson Order in September 2018.

Full article: Family Law

Trusts and divorce: the ‘Chinese tigers’ saga continues

There has been a fascinating twist in the tale of the long running, bitterly contested litigation, Quan v Bray (dubbed the ‘Chinese tigers’ case) after the wife’s financial claims on divorce came before Mr Justice Mostyn in December 2018.

Full article: Family Law

Challenging Interim Threshold

Anna McKenna QC, 1 King’s Bench Walk, Emily Boardman, partner, Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP and Anna Sutcliffe, barrister, 1 King’s Bench Walk consider the circumstances when it may be appropriate to challenge interim threshold findings in an alleged NAI case without waiting for evidence from a single joint expert.

Full article: Family Law Week

Important Lessons to be Learned from BT and GT (Children: Twins - Adoption) [2018] EWFC 76

David Bedingfield, barrister at 4 Paper Buildings analyses the judgment of Keehan J in BT and GT (Children: Twins—Adoption) [2018] EWFC 76 and highlights the lessons to be learned for all child care professionals and lawyers.

Full article: Family Law Week

1st View from the President’s Chambers: The Number One priority

The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued his first View from the President’s Chambers, addressing what he states is his number one priority, the unprecedented and unsustainable volume of cases in the family justice system, and the impact of that on working conditions for professionals.

Full article: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Women's Aid Public Policy Conference: David Gauke speech

Justice Secretary David Gauke outlines the new measures introduced by the Government in the draft Domestic Abuse Bill at the Women's Aid Public Policy Conference on Domestic Abuse.

Full speech: Ministry of Justice

Family Law in the Supreme Court in 2018: In the matter of C (Children) [2018] UKSC 8

Ali Alrazak, a law lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, revisits some of the Supreme Court judgments that have impacted areas of family law in 2018. Today: In the matter of C (Children) [2018] UKSC 8.

Full article: Family Law

International Forum on Online Courts London, December 2018: an international family lawyer’s perspective

Professor David Hodson OBE MICArb, Partner, The International Family Law Group, provides a family lawyer’s perspective of the matters arising at the inaugural International Forum on Online Courts.

Full article: Family Law Week

Remedial order permitting single applicants to apply for parental orders now in force

Olivia Stiles looks at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018, which came into force on 3 January and permits single applicants to apply for Parental Orders in respect of their biological children born through surrogacy.

Full article: Family Law

The Thwaite Jurisdiction – No Longer the Last Reserve of the Desperate?

Joseph Rainer, barrister, Queen Elizabeth Building examines the use of the Thwaite jurisdiction in relation to the court’s power to revisit financial remedy orders by analysing the relevant case law and using some fictitious practical case studies.

Full article: Family Law Week

Potential use of share options in divorce settlements

Trevor Slack, a partner at Griffins and former principal at Charles River Associates, discusses an approach that may be taken in valuing a family business in divorce proceedings.

Full article: Family Law

Opinion: The UK will be ready for a no deal Brexit in family law

iFLG partner David Hodson argues the UK is prepared and ready to leave the EU in the event of no deal in the family law context.

Full article: Family Law

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, January 2019

Rose-Marie Drury, Senior Associate, and Sue Brookes, Principal Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during December 2018.

Full article: Family Law Week

Balancing the rights of domestic abuse victims and 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?

Full article: Family Law

Financial Remedy & Divorce Update, December 2018

Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the important news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce which arose late last year.

Full article: Family Law Week