Family Procedure Rules

The new Family Procedure Rules come into effect on 6 April. They are a welcome step in consolidating the existing disparate set of rules.

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EU proposals on marital property rights

The EU has just published its long-awaited proposals for divorce property rights in cross-border cases.

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Family Law Week's Budget Briefing

Vanessa Hamer, Tax Director with RSM Tenon, reviews the Chancellor's 2011 Budget announcements.

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Legal Update: Adoption cases

Ed Mitchell examines recent court cases concerning adoption, including an important ruling on the date of placement and the courts' view of publicity.

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In medias res: the final order has just been drawn; the wife has died; what is one to do?

Byron James, 14 Gray’s Inn Square, considers Barder events in the light of Richardson v Richardson.

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“The Tartan Divide” – a guide to matrimonial law in Scotland for Family Lawyers in England & Wales.

Lucia Clark of Morton Fraser LLP, a solicitor qualified and practising in both Scots and English family law, provides a practitioner’s guide to matrimonial law and practice in Scotland, and the similarities to and differences from the law of England and Wales.

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Hair strand testing to detect parental substance misuse

Hair tests have helped social workers with difficult child protection cases involving parental substance misuse, but they have their limits, reports Ben Willis.

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The new Family Procedure Rules 2010 in international cases

On 6 April, 2011, England and Wales has a new procedural set of rules with ancillary practice directions and very different forms.

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Family lawyers face up to challenges ahead

Family law is facing an unprecedented year of change, with practitioners under intense pressure to be innovative if they want to maintain the viability of their practices.

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Brain hurt

Hayley Trim attends the Medical Evidence in Child Abuse Cases conference.

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Disclosure Issues and the Role of the Special Advocate

Anita Guha, barrister, of 7 Bedford Row, reviews the role of special advocates after the decision in Chief Constable and another v YK and others [2010] EWHC 2438.

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Cohabitation Law Update Spring 2011

John Wilson QC of One Hare Court’s review of law and procedure in Cohabitation Claims: spring 2011.

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Please just answer the question…

In October 2009 a mother took her two month old daughter to Reunion Island, the mother's country of origin, to live there permanently.

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