Internal relocation: A new approach

Re C (Internal Relocation) [2015] EWCA Civ 1305 marks a new approach to internal relocation disputes.

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Defining parental involvement after non-traditional conception

Family law practitioners will be all too familiar with the complexities that can arise in the context of the arrangements for children through non-traditional methods.

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Equally shared care of children: a pyrrhic victory if for financial motives?

Many family law practitioners will have experience of cases where one parent (usually the father) presses strongly for equal shared care of the children and there is at least a suspicion that part of the motivation is to reduce the amount of child maintenance which would be paid under the formula set by the Child Support Act 1991.

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Children: Private Law Update (December 2015)

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

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Towards a digital family court

Things may be changing. Two developments carry important portents.

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Domestic Violence and Care Proceedings: Re-victimising the Victim?

Rebekah Wilson, barrister, of Garden Court Chambers examines the plight of victims of domestic violence who find themselves caught up in care proceedings.

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Family law: setting aside orders

On  14 October the Supreme Court (SC) gave judgments in Sharland v Sharland [2015] UKSC 60 and Gohil v Gohil [2015] UKSC 61.

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Finance & Divorce Update December 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 November 2015.

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In anticipation of a temporary blip: Would a change in the divorce law increase the divorce rate?

Does the research show that changing the ground for divorce, especially to no-fault divorce, lead to an increase in the rate of divorce?

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Practitioners’ lack of knowledge causing arbitration to stumble

The President has once again endorsed the use of arbitration in appropriate financial cases by introducing the best practice guidance.

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Family courts: going against tradition

Non-court options in family law disputes will often be in the client’s best interests.

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Legal aid: narrowing of residence test is lawful, says Court of Appeal

In Public Law Project v The Lord Chancellor the Court of Appeal have reversed a Divisional Court decision in Public Law Project v The Secretary of State for Justice, which had found certain legal aid provisions ultra vires the legal aid legislation and discriminatory.

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