Children: Private Law Update (September 2017)

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

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Child abduction returns trumped by asylum claims

What happens when a parent, who has abducted a child to this country and would be ordered to return the child immediately under the 1980 Hague Convention, claims asylum for themself and the child?

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Lessons from Gard: time for independent assessors?

The case of Charlie Gard – the child who had severe brain damage and could not see or hear or breathe unaided because of a mitochondrial condition – calls for pause for procedural thought.

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Divorce and Family Trusts: Three lines of attack and how to shut them down

A spouse looking to make a claim over a family trust has three potential lines of attack.

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Public Law Clients with Learning Disabilities – Bridging the Gap

Gillian Geddes, barrister, of Hind Court considers the correct focus for public law arguments in support of parents with learning disabilities being allowed to care for their children.

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Evidence of sexual abuse in children proceedings (Pt 2)

Children’s evidence and ABE interviews.

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The landscape for child disputes post-Brexit

The Government has recently published its vision of the UK’s future partnership with the EU on providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework. What does this tell us about how international children law disputes will be decided post-Brexit?

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Evidence of sexual abuse in children proceedings (Pt 1)

Rules of evidence in care proceedings.

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A Small Step Towards Equality: The Indian Supreme Court Triple Talaq Decision

Sulema Jahangir, Associate with Dawson Cornwell, applauds 'a small victory' on the road to a uniform civil code regulating the personal affairs of all religious groups.

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How much do you 'need' on divorce?

Nicola Hogg reviews the recent case of FF v KF [2017] EWHC 1093 (Fam), in which the High Court restated the principles to be adopted when assessing capital and income needs after a short marriage.

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The elusive concept of fairness in divorce

There is a well-known phrase in family law circles, namely that 'divorce is a lottery'.

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Response from The International Family Law Group LLP to proposed amendments to Pt 9 of the FPR 2010

This paper is the response of The International Family Law Group LLP to the Ministry of Justice’s proposed amendments to Pt 9 of the Family Procedure Rules 2010.

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Do police need court permission to interview a ward of court?

In Re a Ward of Court [2017] EWHC 1022 (Fam), Sir James Munby P considered whether the police needed court permission to interview a child who was a ward of court.

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Cross examination of victims of abuse in family cases

In D (Appeal: Failure of  Case Management) [2017] EWHC 1907 (Fam) the Court of Appeal recently considered the mother’s application for an appeal which raised issues about judicial case management and in particular the court’s approach to the cross examination of an alleged victim by an alleged abuser.

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Adultery and divorce – naming and shaming

This blog looks at adultery and the revised divorce petition from the Ministry of Justice which openly invites the petitioner to name the person with whom the respondent has committed adultery.

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Posthumous marriages and the importance of making a will

The recent posthumous marriage between Xavier Jugelé and Etienne Cardiles has caught the attention of many.

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Finance and Divorce Update September 2017

Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during August 2017.

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