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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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Nicholas Fairbank and Clarissa Wigoder, 4 Paper BuildingsLooks at how courts deal with businesses in financial remedy cases, both principles of valuation and distribution.  Considers some of the...
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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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A new working party to carry out the first review of supervision orders since 1989On May 11th the first meeting of a newly formed sub-group of the Public Law Working Group took place to review...
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