High Court rejects police officer’s claim to invalidate mother’s last will

The case of McCabe v McCabe [2015] EWHC 1591 (Ch) was a bitter contentious probate dispute between two brothers that lasted 11 days.

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Tipstaff Orders

Sarah Jennings, barrister of 3PB Chambers, examines the purpose of and procedure for obtaining tipstaff orders.

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An exception that is becoming exceptionally common? Re CB, the involvement of foreign states, Article 15 of BIIR and leave to oppose adoption

The recent case of Re CB (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 888, [2015] 2 FLR (forthcoming) has attracted a significant amount of press coverage in recent days.

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Care proceedings bundles: a duty to pay?

The issue of who should pay for translation of documents in care proceedings has arisen again.

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Funding Problems on the Horizon for family lawyers (and their clients)

Stuart Clark, Associate Solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP considers the implications of increased use of s.37 MCA 1973 in setting aside payments on account of costs in financial remedies cases.

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Section 20: Abused, or just not used?

Hannah Gomersall examines the recent case law around section 20 of the Children Act 1989 and two concerning trends: s 20 being abused or, worryingly, not used at all.

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Finance & Divorce Update August 2015

Edward Heaton, Principal Associate and Jane Booth, Associate, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2015.

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How Voluntary is Voluntary Accommodation?

Leah Pitt, pupil barrister, 2 King’s Bench Walk, considers the latest developments in the use of agreements under section 20 of the Children Act 1989.

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A non-decision but far from a non-issue: Re X (Court of Protection Practice) [2015] EWCA Civ 599

In the case of Re X (Court of Protection Practice) [2015] EWCA Civ 599, the Court of Appeal considered two decisions of the President of the Court of Protection, Sir James Munby, which had given rise to a new procedure for dealing with applications made for the Court to authorise deprivations of liberty.

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Surrogacy in the UK vs Surrogacy Abroad – entirely different, or one and the same?

Nicola Scott, fertility lawyer at Porter Dodson LLP, considers those issues that often arise in UK surrogacy arrangements.

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Ilot v Mitson and the danger of Inheritance Act claims

The recent Family Division Court of Appeal case of Ilot v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797 has caused a stir in the world of inheritance act claims.

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