Children: Private Law Update (February 2011)

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

Full article: Family Law Week

When is a Fact Finding Hearing Necessary?

Rhiannon Davies and Charmian Gammon, Barristers of St Ives Chambers, consider the President's Guidance and recent caselaw relating to split hearings.

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Law-Shopping & Forum-Shopping in International Prenuptial Agreements

Drafting prenuptial agreements is always challenging but the complexities are greatly magnified when the clients are international, whether in their citizenship, the location of assets, their employment or their residency, or because such international connections are anticipated or reasonably on the horizon.

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The new mediation initiative in international cases

What impact will the new mediation imperative in the Family Procedure Rules 2010 have in international cases?

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A Second Bite At The Cherry After A European Divorce

On 14 February 2011 the Court of Appeal handed down a judgment which will allow an Italian man, separated and divorced in Italy, to make an application to the courts in England and Wales for financial relief.

Full article: Mondaq

An Australian example of the anti-suit injunction

The Australian family courts have handed down an anti-suit injunction in the international context of competing divorce proceedings.

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Determining ownership of property between a spouse and a third party in ancillary relief proceedings - Goldstone v Goldstone

David Marusza at 1 Hare Court considers the judgments in Goldstone v Goldstone and Others.

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Hang on a Minute! (Or is Kernott the new White?)

Rebecca Bailey-Harris and John Wilson both of 1 Hare Court give a timely warning to all practitioners advising in TOLATA claims to be mindful of the possible implications of forthcoming Supreme Court appeal in Kernott v Jones.

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Plugging the hole of nondisclosure

The Dutch may have found a way of preventing the leaking of assets through non-disclosure.

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Family Lawyers should adapt to challenging new market

2011 is going to be a tough year for family lawyers. For many, the recession has already affected their practices, with a decline in divorce figures and a reluctance on the part of clients to engage solicitors as fully as they did beforehand.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Schedule 1 Applications and the New Family Procedure Rules 2010

Schedule 1 applications are now caught within the definition of "financial remedy" set out in R 2.3 FPR 2010 and are therefore covered by Part 9 of the new rules which deals with applications for a financial remedy.

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International Children Law Update - February 2011

Jacqueline Renton of 4 Paper Buildings reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.

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Four Jurisdictions Conference in Edinburgh

The British Isles is a curious and confusing family law location! It constantly bewilders family lawyers in other jurisdictions and with very good reason.

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Treatment of inherited assets upon divorce

Ever since the House of Lords ­decision in White v White [2000] UKHL 54, there has been an ongoing debate among family lawyers regarding the treatment of inherited assets upon divorce.

Full article: Law Society Gazette