The New Child Maintenance Regime - A Pocket Guide

James Finch from 29 Bedford Row provides a practical guide to the new "gross income scheme" for child maintenance which, from 25 November 2013, applies to all new child maintenance applications.

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The Court of Protection and declarations of capacity

When should the Court of Protection decline to make a declaration as to capacity? The CoP team at 39 Essex Street report on an important ruling.

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Relief from Sanctions after Mitchell and Durrant

"The issue of relief from sanctions goes wider than that of costs budgeting (Mitchell MP v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1537)." Says David Burrows.

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Children: Private Law Update (December 2013)

Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers a wide range of children private law issues which have recently come before the courts.

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No conflicts please; we are English and we are regulated

"Recent guidance from the English solicitors' regulatory authority has caused a review of practice on issues of conflicts of interest which may be particularly pertinent in international cases." Says David Hodson.

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Local Authority Focus - December 2013

Sally Gore, barrister of 14 Gray’s Inn Square, in the first of a series of updates for children lawyers and professionals, considers recent developments affecting the decision-making and procedures of local authority children’s services.

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Finance and Divorce December 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 November.

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Appeal against Refusal of a Consent Order

Can a consent order applicant (or indeed one or both parties) appeal against a district judge's refusal to seal a consent order? Asks David Burrows.

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Financial Agreements: a ‘Concluded Agreement’ Test?

David Burrows looks at autonomy after Radmacher.

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Young v Young - An Analysis of the Judgment

Thomas Dudley, barrister, of 1 Garden Court Chambers provides a detailed guide to 'as complicated a financial remedies case as has been dealt with by the courts'.

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