Finance Cases Round-Up: January 2014

Gavin Smith, barrister, arbitrator and mediator at 1 Hare Court, looks at the key finance cases published in January.

Full article: Class Legal

Surrogacy: A Guide to the Current Law (Part 2) - Issues Arising

In the second of two articles providing an introduction to surrogacy law, Bianca Jackson, a pupil barrister at Coram Chambers, considers the main issues arising from the current legislation.

Full article: Family Law Week

President's Guidance on Publication of Judgments

From 3 February 2104 the Guidance of Sir James Munby P, Transparency in the Family Courts: Publication of Judgements: Practice Guidance of 16 January 2014, will be in force.

Full article: Family Law

A child’s state of mind can determine their habitual residence – Re LC (No 2) [2014] UKSC 1

Do children get a say as to where they should live? Yes, sometimes, says the Supreme Court in the case of Re LC (No 2) [2014] UKSC 1.

Full article: Family Law

‘Magic pill’ mediation is wrong prescription

Promotion of mediation as a cure-all for family law is misguided. It can never replace the law and the court.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Children: Public Law Update (January 2014)

John Tughan, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, analyses recent judgments in public law children cases and, in particular, the Re B-S line of authorities.

Full article: Family Law Week

Surrogacy: A Guide to the Current Law (Part 1)

In the first of two articles providing an introduction to surrogacy law, Bianca Jackson, a pupil barrister at Coram Chambers, considers the key statutes and regulations underpinning this growing area of family law practice.

Full article: Family Law Week

All change (again)

Geraldine Morris looks at the changes ahead for family law & predicts some new developments.

Full article: New Law Journal

Habitual Residence and Joinder in Child Abduction Cases: The Supreme Court's judgment in LC (Children)

Katy Chokowry, barrister of 1 King's Bench Walk, considers the Supreme Court's judgment in LC (Children).

Full article: Family Law Week

Family mediation’s headed for a fall

"The dramatically reduced level of family mediations is propped up by matters begun before April’s legal aid cuts. If no action is taken, there is much worse to come." Says Eduardo Reyes.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

December Family Law Case Reports: Highlights

The Family Law editorial board have shown no signs of slowing down for the Christmas break and provide you with another bumper issue of Family Law including all of the latest news, cases and legislation.

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Issue Estoppel – Cost of a Preliminary Issue Application

"In P & O Nedlloyd BV v Arab Metals Co & Anor [2006] EWCA Civ 1717, [2007] 1 WLR 2288 the Court of Appeal held that, where an appeal set aside an order below, the judgment appealed from was a nullity, and the findings on which it was based could not found an estoppel as between the parties." Says David Burrows.

Full article: Family Law

Finance and Divorce January 2014 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 December.

Full article: Family Law Week

The Legal Aid Agency and Denial of the Right to a Fair Trial

"The case of Gitana Kineriene ('GK': Kinderis v Kineriene [2013] EWHC 4139 (Fam)) and her 11-year-old daughter operates on a number of levels: the right to a fair trial; the grant or not of legal aid; and the human question of how justice can be done where a legal aid scheme is humanly impenetrable." Says David Burrows.

Full article: Family Law