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And the 2018 Family Law Award goes to… 15 NOV 2018

And the 2018 Family Law Award goes to…

Family law community gathers in London for the annual Family Law Awards Nearly 600 barristers,...

First live stream of Court of Appeal hearing starts tomorrow 14 NOV 2018

First live stream of Court of Appeal hearing starts tomorrow

The first Court of Appeal (Civil Division) hearing to be live-streamed in full will start on...

Missed this year's FLBA conference in Liverpool? 12 NOV 2018

Missed this year's FLBA conference in Liverpool?

Unable to make it to this year's FLBA conference? On Saturday, a few hundred barristers,...

CJEU ruling: K v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie 12 NOV 2018

CJEU ruling: K v Staatssecretaris van Veiligheid en Justitie

European Union – Freedom of movement. Article 15(1) and (4) of Council Directive (EC) 2003/86...

Child care issues dominate this year's FLBA conference 11 NOV 2018

Child care issues dominate this year's FLBA conference

Issues related to the safety and security of minors featured heavily on the agenda of the annual...

Law Society publishes no-deal Brexit guidance on family law 09 NOV 2018

Law Society publishes no-deal Brexit guidance on family law

The Law Society has published guidance for solicitors highlighting the changes in civil and...

Coram Conference 2018: Family lawyers in the dark where Brexit will take them 08 NOV 2018

Coram Conference 2018: Family lawyers in the dark where Brexit will take them

Brexit is creating a ton of uncertainty for family lawyers and their clients. That was the...

Bristol Judge finds sister of imprisoned husband also guilty of contempt of court 07 NOV 2018

Bristol Judge finds sister of imprisoned husband also guilty of contempt of court

Earlier this year, wealthy Midlands’ property developer John Hart was found guilty of contempt...

28 November: The biggest family law event of the year 06 NOV 2018

28 November: The biggest family law event of the year

Join us for the 8th annual Family Law Awards, celebrating the success and achievements of family...

Financial remedies pilot to be rolled out to eight more family courts 05 NOV 2018

Financial remedies pilot to be rolled out to eight more family courts

The President of the Family Division has confirmed that the Financial Remedies pilot, which...

Law Commission to conduct full review of weddings law 02 NOV 2018

Law Commission to conduct full review of weddings law

The Law Commission has welcomed the Chancellor’s Budget 2018 announcement that the government...

Parents are propping up school budgets, survey finds 02 NOV 2018

Parents are propping up school budgets, survey finds

A survey by charity Parentkind UK of 1,500 UK parents has revealed that parents are...

Family law veteran David Salter retires 01 NOV 2018

Family law veteran David Salter retires

Today marks the retirement of family law veteran David Salter from Mills & Reeve. ...

Family residence rights: Information for EU settlement scheme pilot applicants 01 NOV 2018

Family residence rights: Information for EU settlement scheme pilot applicants

The Home Office and UK Visas and Immigration have published a suite of documents containing...

Hackey families turn to high court to halt special needs spending cuts 01 NOV 2018

Hackey families turn to high court to halt special needs spending cuts

A group of families are taking Hackney council to the High Court over cuts to special...

Stowe launches surrogacy law service 31 OCT 2018

Stowe launches surrogacy law service

Stowe has launched a domestic and international surrogacy law service across a number of its 17...

Family judges call for more funding in Australia 31 OCT 2018

Family judges call for more funding in Australia

Senior judges in Australia have criticized the country's government for what they call a severe...

Judge blocks social workers' plan to remove children because of a single text message 31 OCT 2018

Judge blocks social workers' plan to remove children because of a single text message

"Mum has gone nuts, she tried to stab me with a knife" was the text message that a 12-year old...

Family Law Awards 28 November: The biggest family law event of the year 30 OCT 2018

Family Law Awards 28 November: The biggest family law event of the year

It is nearly November; nearly time for the annual LexisNexis' Family Law Awards. The...

Family inheritance group STEP appoints new CEO 29 OCT 2018

Family inheritance group STEP appoints new CEO

STEP, the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance...

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths Bill 29 OCT 2018

Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths Bill

House of Commons remaining stages 26 October 2018 A Bill to provide that opposite sex...

New courts and tribunals media guidance released for staff 26 OCT 2018

New courts and tribunals media guidance released for staff

The HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has released guidance for its staff to help...

Record number of children at risk of abuse or neglect in England 26 OCT 2018

Record number of children at risk of abuse or neglect in England

Nearly 200 children a day in England are being put on protection plans as they are at risk of...

Facebook removes millions of child abuse images 25 OCT 2018

Facebook removes millions of child abuse images

Facebook said its Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning software have enabled the social...

Restriction of liberty under the inherent jurisdiction (Re T (a child) (secure accommodation order) 24 OCT 2018

Restriction of liberty under the inherent jurisdiction (Re T (a child) (secure accommodation order)

Richard Little, barrister at 42 Bedford Row Chambers, advises that the decision in Re T (a...

Almost 16,000 babies are at risk of severe harm, report warns 24 OCT 2018

Almost 16,000 babies are at risk of severe harm, report warns

A report by the Children’s Commissioner for England suggests that 15,800 babies under the age...

The biggest family law event of the year: 28 November in London 24 OCT 2018

The biggest family law event of the year: 28 November in London

It is that time of the year! Time for the LexisNexis' annual Family Law Awards. The Awards were...

MPs urge government to tackle sexual harassment of women and girls in public places 23 OCT 2018

MPs urge government to tackle sexual harassment of women and girls in public places

The UK government is failing to address "routine and sometimes relentless" sexual harassment in...

MPs call for stronger action to tackle domestic abuse 23 OCT 2018

MPs call for stronger action to tackle domestic abuse

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has published its Report into Domestic Abuse. The...

Report: Child marriage victims claim UK law legitimises abuse 23 OCT 2018

Report: Child marriage victims claim UK law legitimises abuse

In 2017, the British government's Forced Marriage Unit received reports of about 1,200 girls and...

'We failed them' - Australian PM apologises to child sex abuse victims 22 OCT 2018

'We failed them' - Australian PM apologises to child sex abuse victims

Australia's new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, issued 22 October a nation-wide apology to...

Nottingham firm Sills & Betteridge expands family law team 22 OCT 2018

Nottingham firm Sills & Betteridge expands family law team

Nottingham law firm Sills & Betteridge is expanding its family law unit as divorce and...