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