Do We Really Need To Know Any Law? The relevance of civil law and procedure in ancillary relief

Alexander Chandler, barrister at 1 Garden Court considers the relevance of civil law and procedure in ancillary relief.

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K v B – the blurring of the lines

The mixing of money and children is a taboo for family lawyers which it is sometimes hard for the client to grasp.

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Interview with Baroness Deech: Part I

In the first of a two part interview, Baroness Deech discussed her views on cohabitation when she spoke to Hugh Logue in a personal capacity at her home in Oxford.

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This Form (A) is not for serving

In many international cases, it is customary to arrange for personal service of the divorce petition and accompanying originating documents, rather than relying on conventional service from the court.

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The Court of Protection - continuing complaints

Moira Sofaer of 1 Mitre Court Buildings considers recent developments concerning the Court of Protection.

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Warfare vs Child “Care”

The headlines have been awash with quotes from Lord Justice Wall's speech to Families Need Fathers delivered on Sunday 19 September 2010.

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Japanese family law

Leading Japanese family lawyer, Mikiko Otani has helpfully and forthrightly written on child abduction in Japan for the September 2010 edition of Jordans International Family Law journal.

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It’s only words…

This week I found myself going round in circles on what seemed to be a very simple issue - can the court make a contact order without making a residence order?

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How Facebook ruined my life

Byron James of 14 Gray’s Inn Square considers the perils and opportunities that Facebook presents in the field of Family Law.

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Irish cohabitation reforms

Leading Irish family lawyer, Jennifer O'Brien, of Mason Hayes+Curran has helpfully prepared a briefing paper on the changes in the Republic of Ireland in the Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010 expected to come into force early 2011.

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The Revised PLO: A Long Road Ahead

Christina Blacklaws, founding partner of Blacklaws Davis LLP, and Karina Lickorish Quinn legal assistant at Blacklaws Davis, explain the changes introduced by the Revised Public Law Outline and consider their effectiveness in overcoming the pre-existing problems in care and supervision proceedings.

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Conventional Impediments in Part III Claims

The Supreme Court decision in Agbaje v Agbaje [2010] UKSC 13 highlighted the increased potential for bringing a claim for financial relief following a foreign divorce under Part III Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984, and this was further reinforced by the comments of the Court of Appeal in Golubovich v Golubovich [2010] EWHC 1754 (fam).

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