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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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