Parenting the parental desire?

Penny Booth, an Honorary Research Fellow at Liverpool University Centre for the Study of the Child, the Family and the Law, considers the issue of age limits on fertility treatment.

Full article: Family Law Newswatch

Caught in the Middle: Children Involved In Both Family and Immigration Proceedings

Alice Clark-Platts considers the relationship between family and immigration proceedings involving children born to parents of mixed nationality, one of whom may be unlawfully present in the United Kingdom.

Full article: Family Law Week

Fact Finding on Domestic Violence in Private Law, Children Cases: Preventing Delay - A Suggestion

Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE of Dawson Cornwell and Jacqueline Renton of 4 Paper Buildings consider problems arising from fact finding where domestic violence is alleged in private law children cases, and suggest measures to reduce delays.

Full article: Family Law Week

Councils' duties to children in care are many and diverse

Ed Mitchell examines the latest decisions on local authorities' responsibilities towards looked-after children, particularly those who arrived seeking asylum

Full article: Community Care

Ancillary Relief Update (January 2010)

Joanna Grandfield, barrister with Mills & Reeve, analyses the latest key ancillary relief cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Retirement ages - Armed Forces Pension Schemes; implications for divorcing couples

Most lawyers are aware that uniformed service pensions have issues and that it is best to seek professional advice when dealing with them. This article looks some features of the Armed Forces pension schemes that confirm the need for caution.

Full article: The Ancillary Actuary

Assuring Quality in the Independent Reviewing Service for Looked After Children

Liz Gosling and Alison Williams, qualified social workers, consider the status of the independent reviewing officer and propose a framework to provide a truly independent and quality assured service.

Full article: Family Law Week

Children: Private Law Update (December 2009)

Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in private children law.

Full article: Family Law Week