The Impact of the Human Rights Act on Public Law Children Act proceedings: An overview of the first decade

Deirdre Fottrell, Barrister, of Coram Chambers and Lecturer in Law at the Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, reviews the impact of the Human Rights Act in the field of Public Law Children Act proceedings.

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Practising for the Future

The overriding "first to issue" rule of Brussels II and the importance placed by some other jurisdictions worldwide who and where the divorce proceedings started, and the potential ramifications of getting that wrong, means that practising in international family law brings additional pressures over and above the already significant stresses and strains experienced by the domestic family law practitioner.

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“CAFCASS, are you keeping something from me, darling?"

Byron James, Barrister, of 14 Gray’s Inn Square considers the misunderstanding of CAFCASS's procedures, explained by the President in G v B [2010] EWHC 263.

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Cohabitation Law Quarterly Update: Winter 2010

John Wilson of One Hare Court’s review of law and procedure in Cohabitation Claims: winter 2010.

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Children: Public Law Update (December 2010)

John Tughan of 4 Paper Buildings reviews the key decisions in Children Public Law over recent months.

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Winter Finance and Divorce Update (December 2010)

Edward Heaton, senior solicitor, Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the latest matrimonial finance cases.

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EU Justice Ministers approve European divorce enhanced cooperation

On Friday 4 December 2010, the EU Justice Ministers approved a draft EU Council Regulation about which country's laws should be applied on divorce and legal separation, the so-called applicable law regimes.

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Reporting Ancillary Relief Proceedings: An Update

Adam Wolanski, barrister, of 5RB reviews recent judgments, including Lykiardopulo, concerning the imposition of reporting restrictions in ancillary relief proceedings.

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Welfare first - intractable cases and the Family Justice Review

When I was considering the case of L-W (Children) [2010] EWCA Civ 1253, I did not have the benefit of Coleridge J's speech to the ALC on 26 November. I agree wholeheartedly with him.

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