Speech by Hon Mr Justice Mostyn: Magna Carta and Access to Justice in Family Proceedings

Magna Carta and Access to Justice in Family Proceedings speech by The Hon Mr Justice Mostyn at the National Access to Justice and Pro Bono Conference, Sydney 18 – 19 June 2015.

Full speech: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Surrogacy Law Update (June 2015)

Andrew Powell, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, examines recent developments in surrogacy law.

Full article: Family Law Week

Court bundles – be warned

Court bundles may not be the most enthralling or captivating subject for a legal update, but the run of recent cases on the issue is essential reading for practitioners if they wish to avoid censure, adverse costs orders or worse – being publicly named and shamed.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Placement and Adoption: if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well

Mavis Amonoo-Acquah, Pupil Barrister, 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers, considers recent judicial guidance, and its application, in respect of non-consensual adoption.

Full article: Family Law Week

Horton v Henry; pensions, bankruptcy and divorce

Pranjal Shrotri, barrister, 36 Bedford Row identifies the importance of the forthcoming judgment of the Court of Appeal in Horton v Henry.

Full article: Family Law Week

Finance and Divorce Update June 2015

Rebecca Lang, Associate, of Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the financial remedies and divorce news and cases from May 2015.

Full article: Family Law Week

Recurring misconceptions in TOLATA cases

At a distance, cohabitation disputes involving constructive trusts, proprietary estoppel and applications under the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 look very much like a 'family law' dispute.

Full article: Family Law

Relief from Sanctions in the Family Courts

Chris Barnes, 4 Paper Buildings, and Jane Wells and James Billingham, Harney and Wells Solicitors, consider the lessons of H (Children) in which they acted for the appellant father.

Full article: Family Law Week

Child Abduction and Inchoate Rights

Marie Crawford, barrister of Becket Chambers, considers one of the most significant developments in relation to child abduction cases in the last thirty years.

Full article: Family Law Week

Genes or Jeans? The importance of the genetic relationship when evaluating a child's best interest

The winds of change blow gustily. The once-solid ideal of the traditional family has become increasingly supple, re-wrought and re-modelled with time. Central to this is the issue of parenthood.

Full article: Family Law

Is the child protection system fit for purpose?

About 100 delegates and speakers representing all those involved in the child protection system – lawyers, magistrates, Cafcass, social workers, guardians, psychologists, therapists, charities, parents, care leavers, campaigners - met in London on 1 June to discuss issues of concern about the current system and where we can go from here.

Full article: Family Law

Is finding a Barder event like finding a needle in a haystack? The Court of Appeal in Critchell v Critchell [2015] EWCA Civ 436 considers the principle

This article looks at challenging an order due to the basis of that order being invalidated by a subsequent event, and the Court of Appeal’s latest musings on the subject in Critchell v Critchell.

Full article: Family Law

Keep Calm and Read B-S

Cyrus Larizadeh of 4 Paper Buildings and Senate House Chambers recently spoke at the NAGALRO Conference on Re B-S, its aftermath and some of the misconceptions arising from it.

Full article: Family Law Week

Financial remedy and Wyatt v Vince

Despite the highly unusual facts of Wyatt v Vince [2015] UKSC 14, the Supreme Court’s decision on 11 March to allow Ms Wyatt to proceed with her financial remedy application has attracted a great deal of comment.

Full article: Law Society Gazette

Taking the mayonnaise out of the sandwich – what might happen if the Human Rights Act is revoked?

The purpose of this piece is to think about what will happen to the law that we follow if the HRA is revoked.

Full article: Family Law

Finance cases round-up: May 2015

Max Lewis of 29 Bedford Row reviews the latest finance cases.

Full article: Family Law Hub