Legal adventures in New Zealand: litigation lessons from the Kiwis

Byron James, barrister, 14 Grays Inn Square recounts some of his experiences of the New Zealand legal system.

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Samantha Bangham’s Week in Cases 29 November 2013

Samantha Bangham looks at the week's case highlights.

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Family: applications for freezing orders

"The comprehensive judgment of Mr Justice Mostyn in UL v BK (Freezing Orders: Safeguards: Standard Examples) [2013] EWHC 1735 (Fam) is absolutely essential reading for any practitioner specialising in financial remedy applications."

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Thoughts on Case Management and Control of Evidence after Young and on the Threshold of the New Family Court

"Can the court's criticism of Mrs Young's costs be placed at its door, rather than hers?" Asks David Burrows.

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Samantha Bangham’s Week in Cases 22 November 2013

Samantha Bangham looks at the week's case highlights.

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Young v Young: The Outcome

Philip Cayford QC and Anthony Geadah, both of 29 Bedford Row, consider the outcome of the Young saga and identify some of the legal issues highlighted by Mr Justice Moor in his judgment.

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Are the Alarms Bell Ringing? Identifying a potential Hague Convention case and responding appropriately

Mandeep Gill, associate solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP, considers the recent cautionary reminder given by Mr Justice Bodey that all practitioners must be able to identify whether there are potential Hague Convention implications in any children case with an international element.

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Inheritance Act Claims – Delay at your Peril

“Nicola Phillipson, Zenith Chambers, examines the case of Berger v Berger where the Court of Appeal refused permission to the appellant to bring a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 almost six years out of time.”

Full article: Zenith Chambers (PDF)

W v Neath Port Talbot – Courts, Local Authorities and a Mexican Stand-off

Andrew Pack, care lawyer with Brighton and Hove City Council, considers the options for local authorities in the wake of the Court of Appeal’s landmark judgment in W (A Child) v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council [2013] EWCA Civ 1227.

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Minors subject to immigration control

A series of articles for family lawyers about how to get the best for clients who are minors subject to immigration control.

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Children need contact centres

Child contact centres are a lifeline for families and must be put on a statutory footing, says Emma Hopkins.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Opening up the Family courts: Transparency in the Family court and the Court of Protection

Speech by the President of the Family Division and President of the Court of Protection at the Annual Conference of the Society of Editors 'Freedom to Inform', London 11th November 2013.

Full speech: Judiciary of England and Wales (PDF)

Finance and Divorce November 2013 Update

Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law at Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in October.

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F v. F: latest developments in children and consent to medical treatment

This was the father’s application for a declaration and a specific issue order for his daughters to have the MMR vaccine.

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Samantha Bangham’s Week in Cases 1 November 2013

Samantha Bangham looks at the week's case highlights.

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Therapeutic Provision for Parents in Care Proceedings – who should be footing the bill?

Matthew Burman, barrister of St Albans Chambers explores the respective legal duties of the NHS and local authorities in securing the provision of psychotherapy for parents in care proceedings.

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