Evolution or revolution?

Following a pilot in Courts in the West Midlands and elsewhere, the Revised Private Law Programme became effective from 1 April 2010.

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Single parents? - not again...

What is it about the Sunday papers that often encourages the publication of articles you want to read, yet ideas you want to line the cat litter tray with?

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Changing Residence – A Judgment of Solomon

Claire Brissenden of Amicus Chambers, considers the balancing act exercised by the court when it considers the change of residence from one parent to another.

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Interview with David Allison

Family Law Newswatch interviews the Chair of Resolution.

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Interview with Sir Mark potter

Family Law Newswatch interviews the former President of the Family Division.

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Ancillary relieved of the lot?

The Commission on European Family Law held its fourth conference at the end of last week - 8 to 10 April in Cambridge - at which English lawyers were well outnumbered by (mainly) European friends in the law, both academic and in practice.

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Managing a family law practice

If you are managing the family law part of your firm, there are a lot of expectations to manage.

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Politics, more politics and prenups

Sandra Davis considers the practicalities of prenup legislation.

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Radmacher - Where Now?

In advance of the much anticipated judgment of the Supreme Court in the Radmacher appeal, Ashley Murray examines the issues that will fall for consideration by the court and offers his view on the use of pre-nuptial agreements and the need for definitive guidance.

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Children: Private Law Update (April 2010)

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

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Is there anybody there, still less listening?

To be expected - as we hurtle towards the next election the people doing the governing have disappeared. If they are still around, they have stuck digits in their ears, shouted "lah-lah-lah" at the tops of their voices and ignored deep concerns as press freedom overwhelms concerns about how children might feel about their most personal details being known. The Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 is law.

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Ancillary Relief update – March 2010

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

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The Value of Independent Social Work Expert Witnesses in Contested Care Proceedings

Peter Dale, John Gumbleton & Colin Luger, all independent social workers, explain the value that their profession brings when appearing as expert witnesses in care proceedings.

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I'm in the wrong line of business...

The case of the 'revised ancillary relief payment' is in The Times today, Thursday 1 April 2010.

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Alternative Dispute Resolution In Family Law

Divorce is never painless. But can some of the pain be avoided by making the process less contentious?

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