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A father's application for a prohibited steps order preventing the mother and the children returning to South Africa following a holiday in England was refused. It was in the children's best interests...
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In what could represent a new frontier for the way that Schedule 1 (The Children Act 1989) applications are dealt with by the courts, DN v UD [2020] EWHC 627 (Fam) marks the first ever reported...
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Martha Gray, Harcourt ChambersOn 3 April 2020, the government published the Coronavirus (Covid-19): guidance for local authorities on children’s social care. The document identifies important...
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Nicola Hall, New Court ChambersNicola Hall reviews the case law following on from the principle set out by Hedley J in Re L (Care: Threshold Criteria) [2007] 1 FLR 2050 that society must be willing to...
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I’ve been gauging family mediators’ perspectives on the current state of play for our profession this past week. It’s evident there has been a shift in outlook since I wrote my last...
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The very recent case of S v H [2020] EWFC B16 (9 January 2020) serves as a stark reminder that there are very strict parameters in which a Court in England and Wales will be willing to consider a...
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Not all foreign adoption orders are automatically recognised in this country.  Only the following adoption orders are automatically recognised in this country.Adoption orders made in Scotland,...
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At time of writing, public and media suggestion has continued that the current lockdown will come to a natural conclusion as some time in the coming months. When or how remains a further mystery to...
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New tax year changesThe start of the new tax year has understandably almost arrived unnoticed due to the pandemic, however, there are some pretty big changes which came into effect from 6 April 2020...
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