Family Drug and Alcohol Court: A Practitioners’ and Judge’s Perspectives

Sarah Jennings & Esther Lieu, 3PB, with District Judge Julie Exton look at the Family Drug and Alcohol Court.

Full article: Family Law Week

Enforcement Remedies: A Practical Guide

This article is designed to provide a practitioner’s guide to the principal types of enforcement mechanisms available for financial remedy orders, incorporating a succinct summary of recent authorities.

Full article: No5 Chambers

Regulation of surrogacy

Recent cases prove that universal laws are needed to provide clarity and help secure the welfare of surrogate babies.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

‘The way we are’: accessing the court after LASPO

We are writing this article to explain a process involving four points that we have put into effect in the ‘DFJ area’ of Avon, North Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Full article: Family Law

Speech to Jordan’s Family Law Conference by The Hon. Mr Justice Mostyn

The Hon. Mr Justice Mostyn gave a speech to Jordan’s Family Law Conference on 8 October 2014.

Full speech: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Local Authority Focus - October 2014

Sally Gore, barrister of Fenners Chambers, looks at recent developments of significance to local authorities.

Full article: Family Law Week

21st Century Family Law speech by Sir James Munby

The 2014 Michael Farmer Memorial Lecture, speech on 21st Century Family Law.

Full speech: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

The duty of financial disclosure

The subject of disclosure is currently a hot topic in family law, particularly as a result of the Court of Appeal decision in the case of Sharland v Sharland [2014] EWCA Civ 95, [2014] 2 FLR 89.

Full article: Family Law

Omnibuses of Non-Molestation and Occupation Orders

Yesterday, the President of the Family Division Sir James Munby released Practice Guidance relating to the duration of ex parte (without notice) orders: Practice Guidance: Family Court – Duration of Ex Parte (Without Notice) Orders.

Full article: Family Law

Adoption and access to family history

The case (In the matter of X (Adopted Child: Access to Court File) [2014] EWFC 33) concerned an application by Y, the daughter of X who had been adopted in 1930 by Mr and Mrs C.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

View from the Foot of the Tower: The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

On my blog recently there has been a discussion about whether a court should give greater weight to the evidence of someone who is devoutly religious, because they are more likely to take the oath seriously. This article considers whether that is the case, and the extent to which the court considers character when weighing evidence.

Full article: Family Law

Safeguarding, privacy and respect for children and young people and the ‘next steps’ in media access to family courts

Proposals to extend further the rights of media access in children and family cases remain problematic.

Full article: Family Law

Transgendered Parents and Private Law Children Proceedings

Lyndsey Sambrooks-Wright, barrister of 2 Dr Johnson's Buildings, considers issues arising in private law children proceedings when one parent undergoes gender reassignment.

Full article: Family Law Week

Access to justice - is a collaborative approach the answer?

Christabel Clappison looks at the potential role of the collaborative approach in promoting access to justice in a post-LASPO landscape.

Full article: Resolution

Legal Services Payments Orders and Legal Aid Exceptional Funding

Under the new sections 22ZA and 22ZB of the MCA 1973, the court can make a legal services payment order.

Full article: Family Law

Finance & Divorce Update October 2014

Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published by Family Law Week during September.

Full article: Family Law Week