Contact with Siblings – Re H

Leanne Barton, solicitor with Watson Esam Solicitors, and Jessica Pemberton, barrister, of Paradise Chambers consider the significance of sibling relationships in the light of Re H [2010] EWCA Civ 1200.

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Children: Private Law Update (November 2010)

Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews important recent developments relating to private children law.

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Hong Kong follows White equality

Reliable reports indicate that Hong Kong's highest court, the Court of Final Appeal, has just directed that divorced couples must share their assets equally.

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Hair Strand Testing for Alcohol: Hair today, gone tomorrow?

Henry Lamb of 14 Gray's Inn Square summarises the findings of Moylan J in LB of Richmond v B (the 'hair test' case).

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Re L-W

When I read this judgment given by Munby LJ a big part of me wanted to say (at the risk of sounding simplistic and old fashioned) whatever happened to children doing as they are told?

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Anton Pillering in the clouds

How do you carry out a search and find (Anton Piller) order when the documentation to be discovered and the purpose of the search, especially electronic information, is held not at the premises being searched but elsewhere, perhaps on a server in another continent?

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Welcome to Parenthood

The headlines (even in the ‘quality' press) say it all -‘Lesbian mother and gay father in court...' - and it's over the children.

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Pre-nups – now worth the paper they're written on

The long-awaited decision of the Supreme Court in Radmacher (formerly Granatino) v Granatino [2010] UKSC 42 is a significant step in the recognition of pre- and post-nuptial agreements.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

'What is Marriage? What should it be?'

The text of Mr Justice Mostyn's speech to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Family Law.

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Mediation is not only solution to justice budget deficit

The impact parental separation has on children, particularly in relation to their emotional, educational and social development, depends very much on the extent of any conflict that exists between the adults involved.

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Local Authorities' Duties to Children Leaving Care

David Bedingfield of 4 Paper Buildings considers the duty of local authorities to accommodate former looked-after children in the wake of R (SO) v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

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What is the future for adoption?

Adoption rates are falling and courts are favouring alternatives such as special guardianship orders. Camilla Pemberton asks why this is happening and whether the situation can improve.

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The Greek Divorce

This week's blog focuses on the requirements of the Greek Orthodox Church when a couple have obtained an English decree of divorce.

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In Pursuit of a ‘Clean Break’ – When is Enough Simply Not Enough?

This article addresses the issue of 'clean break' in light of the recent decision of Charles J in D v D [2010] EWHC 138 (Fam).

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Mother Squared = 1: Defining parenthood under Schedule 1

Byron James examines the judgment of Moylan J in T v B [2010] EWHC 1444.

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