Drawing lines: morality, justice and domestic violence

From time to time issues arise in the UK court systems that create moral and emotional waves that pull back the veil, so often drawn across the complexities of our judiciary establishments.

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The President, Mr Justice Holmes and the Life of the Law

Following Sir James Munby’s judgment in B and G (Children) (No 2), David Bedingfield, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers the continuing relevance of the American jurist, Oliver Wendell Holmes.

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Children: Private Law Update (January 2015)

Alex Verdan QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews recent important judgments in private law children cases.

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Spousal maintenance

In the judgment of SS v NS [2014] EWHC 4183 (Fam), Mostyn J has given comprehensive guidance on the principal issues surrounding spousal maintenance.

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Report of the Financial Remedies Working Group: An overview for practitioners

Today (26 January 2015) saw the publication of the final report of the FRWG dated 15 December 2014.

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Judicial concern about lack of legal aid - Re: K and H

David Emmerson, partner at TV Edwards and chair of Resolution's legal aid committee, looks at how the judiciary are expressing their concern about the lack of legal aid post LASPO and ingenious ways of making legal aid available.

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Finance & Divorce Update January 2015

Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from December 2014.

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Something to be done: after J v J

Excessive cost of ancillary relief litigation.

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Court of Protection Update (January 2015)

In this update Sally Bradley and Julia Townend, barristers of 4 Paper Buildings, focus on the applicable procedure for cases in which urgent and serious medical treatment is required.

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Stop in the Name of Love! The New EU Regulation 606/2013 on Protection Measures

Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister of Thomas More Chambers, explains the details and effect of this recently implemented EU personal protection law.

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Is there a difference between marriage and cohabitation?

Graeme Fraser, member of Resolution's Cohabitation Committee and partner at Hunters Solicitors, reviews last week's Sunday Times/Marriage Foundation debate on cohabitation.

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Family Court funding: 2015

Two cases have been published already this New Year from different parts of the meagre family courts state funding scene.

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Should nuptial agreements be made available to all?

Should the Nuptial Agreements Bill have made nuptial agreements available to all, regardless of wealth?

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The Separate Representation of Children in Child Abduction Proceedings

Esther Lieu, barrister of 3PB Chambers, explores how the role of children has developed Hague Convention child abduction proceedings.

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Child welfare people and policies to watch in 2015

Natasha Phillips gives her opinions.

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FRG 40th Anniversary

Keynote speeches given by Baroness Hale of Richmond and Lord Justice McFarlane, highlighting many significant achievements of the Family Rights Group.

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Proprietary estoppel – does the recent Court of Appeal case of Southwell v Blackburn change anything for cohabitees?

The recent court of appeal case of Southwell v Blackburn [2014] EWCA Civ 1347 has been heralded by the media as a landmark ruling, whose result ‘could open the floodgates'.

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