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

‘Social workers and children’s guardians in the family justice system: a research-based future’

A talk by Sir James Munby at the 30th anniversary celebration of NAGALRO at Gray’s Inn on 21 May 2019.

Full speech: Nagalro

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