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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Surrogacy and HFEA update: Summer 2019 – Part 2

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

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Surrogacy and HFEA update: Summer 2019 – Part 1

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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