Autism and Child Arrangement Disputes

Louise Desrosiers, Barrister, of Lamb Building describes the issues which need to be considered in child arrangement disputes involving children who are on the autism spectrum.

Full article: Family Law Week

Early Neutral Evaluation of cohabitation and Inheritance Act disputes

In Seals v Williams [2015] EWHC 1829 (Ch), concerning an Inheritance Act dispute, Norris J noted, 'An attempt at mediation has largely stalled because of the differing perceptions of the issues and of the strength of the respective arguments.'

Full article: Family Law

Legal Parenthood: Modern Problems, Old Solutions – A review of The HFEA (A and Others) [2015] EWHC 2602

Deirdre Fottrell QC, 1 Garden Court Chambers, and Jemma Dally, Partner, Goodman Ray LLP, explain the factual background and legal issues involved in the President’s recent judgment in The Matter of the HFEA (A and Others).

Full article: Family Law Week

International Relocation: less ‘Payne’ – more pain?

Anita Mehta, barrister at Crown Office Row, Brighton, considers the implications of Re F (A Child) (International Relocation Cases) [2015] EWCA Civ 882 to the jurisprudence in respect of international relocation cases and private law generally.

Full article: Family Law Week

Why can’t we be clear about transparency in the Family Court?

Family judges disagree about approach to reporting of cases involving financial disputes after divorce.

Full article: New Statesman

The Meek Shall Inherit The Earth: Opening the Floodgates in Inheritance Act Actions?

Ilott v Mitson [2015] EWCA Civ 797.

Full article: Park Square Barristers

Court of Protection Update (September 2015)

Sally Bradley and Julia Townend, barristers of 4 Paper Buildings, focus on the applicable law and procedure pertaining to reporting restriction orders in the Court of Protection generally and further to the recent judgment in A Healthcare NHS Trust v P & Q.

Full article: Family Law Week

Finance & Divorce Update September 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 August 2015.

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Whose money is it anyway?

Re ARL [2015] EWCOP 55.

Full article: Family Law

Where do the boundaries lie? MN (ADULT) [2015] EWCA Civ 411

Sir James Munby, President of the Court of Protection, provided clear guidance as to the nature of the Court of Protection’s jurisdiction, and the approach that should be adopted when a care provider is unwilling to provide, or to fund, the care sought.

Full article: No5 Chambers

Children Public Law Update (September 2015)

John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent judgments of significance to child care lawyers.

Full article: Family Law Week