Tick-box Legal Aid Agency response to funding authority request: not reason enough

Re J (A Child: Care Proceedings: Apportionment of Experts' fees) [2017] EWFC B49.

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Family companies under attack in divorce courts: Are you missing a trick?

What steps can ultra-high net worth individuals and their advisers lawfully and responsibly take to protect family companies? And how can family and corporate/commercial lawyers collaborate to protect wealth from day one?

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Can you change a court order made on divorce?

The Supreme Court decision in Birch v Birch.

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FDAC parent mentors – a unique approach to supporting parents

This eighth blog from the FDAC National Unit is about the distinctive role of FDAC parent mentors. We explain the parent mentoring service and reflect on the importance of growing this initiative across all FDAC sites.

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How parental substance misuse affects children: key points from research

The potential for parenting capacity to be undermined and children's health and development harmed is considerable.

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Assisting victims of domestic abuse living in the UK on a spousal visa

We will regularly come across cases where a spouse, typically the wife, is subject to a spousal visa, ie their immigration status in the UK is entirely dependent upon their spouse’s right to remain in the UK or citizenship.

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Talk about a revolution: the internet and children proceedings

Jennifer Kotilaine, barrister of 3PB, reflects on the various ways in which the application of children law has adapted to the internet and social media and on the further adaptations that may lie ahead.

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The Case of X: A Wake Up Call

Michael Jones, barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester, considers the lessons to be learned from the case of X which attracted considerable attention in the mainstream media.

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But we are married? Aren’t we?

‘With this ring I thee wed…’, but did you? ‘I want a divorce’, but are you legally married?

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Best Interests and Transfers of Proceedings under Article 15 Brussels II Revised in a Public Law Context – Where are we now?

Maria Wright, PhD Student at the University of Bristol and Solicitor, addresses how courts must now approach Article 15 transfers of public law proceedings in the light of CJEU and Supreme Court judgments.

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Is this 'unreasonable' enough? Can I now have my 'divorce' please?

21st Century mayhem. The case of Owens v Owens [2017] EWCA Civ 182 has sent ripples of shock waves; created uncertainty and has led to clients insisting on making their petitions for divorce or dissolution more ‘acrimonious’.

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Children: Public Law Update (August 2017)

John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews a range of recent important public law cases.

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Going on holiday? Don’t forget the children...

If you are proposing to travel on holiday with a child, do you have permission to do so from either the other parent or other person with parental responsibility, the court or if you are not the parent, the child’s parents to do so?

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Finance and Divorce Update, August 2017

Naomi Shelton, Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2017.

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