Fair Outcomes as Common Intentions? The Debate in Kernott v Jones

In advance of the Supreme Court’s consideration of Kernott v Jones, Dr Robert H. George, Senior Law Tutor, Jesus College, University of Oxford considers the role of fairness in the resolution of Cohabitation Claims disputes.

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Essential Family Procedure Rules 2010

District Judge Sue Spencer on the Family Procedure Rules 2010.

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Mesher Orders: you don’t always have to say ‘yes’

Byron James of 14 Gray's Inn Square considers the utility of Mesher Orders and asks whether they are always as suitable to the parties' needs as might be suggested by the case law.

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Kernott v Jones - Asking the Right Questions

Rawdon Crozier, of King's Bench & Godolphin Chambers, considers the questions that he hopes the Supreme Court will address in the forthcoming judgment in the Kernott v Jones appeal.

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Relocation – balancing interests

Contested international child relocation cases have profound effects on families.

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Strasbourg IAML European Chapter meeting

The IAML European Chapter has just held its annual meeting in Strasbourg.

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Civil Restraint Orders in the Family Courts

Matthew Burman, a pupil at Coram Chambers, considers a new addition to the family procedural code.

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The cost of reform

David Norgrove's interim report on the family justice system makes for sombre reading.

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D-Day: Navigating the new Rules. And the Practice Directions. And the Forms.

It's here. 6 April 2011. The date has taken on a daunting significance since we first learned that the Family Procedure Rules 2010 were on the way.

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Part III and Russian “divorce tourism”

The popular media predictably relished the sound bite given to them last Thursday when judgment was handed down in Golubovich.

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David Norgrove, Chair Family Justice Review, addresses Resolution conference

David Norgrove, Chair of the Family Justice Review delivered the keynote address to Resolution's national conference in Cardiff.

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Resolution national conference chairperson's address

Challenges & opportunities – the changing face of family practice.

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Family Procedure Rules 2010: A Guide to Private and Public Law Family Proceedings concerning Children

Clive Redley of Tooks Chambers, a member of the Family Procedure Rule Committee, provides a guide to the new Family Procedure Rules and their application to children applications, both Private Law and Public Law.

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Children: Public Law Update (April 2011)

John Tughan, Barrister, of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent developments in Public Law Children including several as yet unreported cases.

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The current child maintenance system does not work

Thursday 7 April sees the end of our three month consultation period on our green paper reforms ‘Strengthening families, promoting parental responsibility: the future of child maintenance’.

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