Family lawyer organisation, Resolution, has issued two joint notes to assist family lawyers in England and Wales ahead of the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period at 11 pm on 31 December...
ANDREW BAINHAM, Fellow of Christ's College Cambridge
In Re B (A Child)  UKSC 5,  1 FLR (forthcoming) the new Supreme Court had its first opportunity to consider the claims of natural parents as against others in disputes over the welfare of a child. In this case the argument concerned the residence of a boy ‘Harry' approaching 4 years old at the time of the Supreme Court's decision. Lord Kerr, delivering the single judgement of the Court, said that the speech of Baroness Hale of Richmond in Re G (Children)  UKHL 43,  2 FLR 629 might have been the final word on the subject but that ‘misunderstandings about the true import of that decision and the applicable principles persist.'
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