Growing up under the Mental Capacity Act: The twilight zone of 16-18 year olds

How differently does the law treat young people who ‘graduate’ from the family law jurisdiction to that of the Court of Protection?

Full article: Family Law

Radicalisation: a proportionate response

Sarah Williams, Legal Team Leader, Social Care Team, at London Borough of Tower Hamlets, considers the high-profile cases recently heard in the Family Division of the High Court where children or families have been considered at risk of radicalisation and, in some cases, travelling to Syria or Iraq, together with the judicial responses to those cases.

Full article: Family Law Week

Barnes v Phillips [2015] EWCA Civ 1056: Imputation! Imputation! Imputation!

This judgment is somewhat unusual. I have summarised it below, and highlighted tensions with the recent decision in Capehorn v Harris [2015] EWCA Civ 955, and with the Court of Appeal's guidance on equitable accounting set out in Willcox v Tait [2006] EWCA Civ 1867, [2007] 2 FLR 871.

Full article: Family Law

Sharland and Gohil: A few F words - Fraud, Floodgates, Full and Frank, Finality…

What are the consequences of non-disclosure discovered after an order has been made in financial remedy proceedings?

Full article: Family Law

Recitals, indemnities and third-party orders: overturning old orthodoxies of orders

In financial proceedings, can the family court order one party to indemnify the other for various debts and liabilities?

Full article: Family Law

International Children Law Update: October 2015

Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.

Full article: Family Law Week

Sharland and Gohil: Parties Who Cheat – A Cheat Sheet

Don’t have the time or the energy to read two full judgments and get up to speed on the next hot topic in financial proceedings? Michael Horton and Matthew Richardson are here to help.

Full article: Coram Chambers

Should family proceedings be behind closed doors?

The issue of privacy in the family courts has once against raised its head in Mostyn J’s recent case of Appleton and Gallagher v News Group Newspapers Ltd and The Press Association.

Full article: Family Law

Finance & Divorce Update October 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 September 2015.

Full article: Family Law Week

Joy Division: Capital Claims, Concealment, Costs and Cars

Nicola Rowlings, PSL at Mills & Reeve, reviews the recent decision in Joy v Joy-Morancho and Others (No. 3) [2015] EWHC 2507 (Fam).

Full article: Family Law Hub

Null and Void

This article, by Nicola Rowlings, PSL at Mills & Reeve, examines the current procedure for obtaining an annulment within the Roman Catholic Church and the significance and impact of reforms announced by Pope Francis in September 2015.

Full article: Family Law Hub

Privacy in Financial Remedies Proceedings

David Bedingfield, barrister, 4 Paper Buildings, considers conflicting judicial attitudes to the vexed question of rights to privacy in financial remedies proceedings.

Full article: Family Law Week

Pre-nuptial pursuit

Pre-nups: the search for certainty continues, says Ed Heaton.

Full article: New Law Jjournal