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Louisa Gothard
Louisa Gothard
Senior Solicitor, Head of Family Law
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16 September 2019

Stephen Cretney: a tribute
Rebecca Probert pays tribute to Stephen CretneyStephen Cretney was an inspirational teacher and mentor, a meticulous and erudite scholar, and a true and kind friend. Born in Oxfordshire in 1936, he...
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The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, speaking on Friday 13 September at the opening of eight new female genital mutilation (FGM) support clinics, has called for...
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The Office for National Statistics have recently published a survey looking into trends in living arrangements this month and it included some interesting results...The number of same-sex couple...
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(Court of Appeal, King, Moylan and Rose LJJ, 21 August 2019)Financial remedies – Disclosure of documents – Quantification of non-disclosed resources.The Court of Appeal dismissed the...
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(Court of Appeal, Floyd, Moylan and Jackson LJJ, 14 August 2019)Public law children – Mother appealed against fact-finding hearing on basis of new evidence.The Court of Appeal considered that...
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(Family Division, Cobb J, 5 September 2019)Medical treatment – Vulnerable adult – Local authority issuing application under the court’s inherent jurisdiction with a view to obtaining...
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Press reports of Boris Johnson and his partner arguing days before moving into No. 10 together has raised questions about the longevity of their cohabitation. However, with the...
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(HHJ Moradifar, Family Division, 15 August 2019)Jurisdiction – Divorce in Poland – Maintenance payments ordered by Polish courts – Application to Polish court for enforcement –...
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(Theis J, Family Division, 5 March 2019)Public law children – Adoption – Application to revoke adoption order.The Family Division held that the adoption order had been disproportionate for...
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(Theis J, Family Division, 14 March 2019)Private law children – Relationship breakdown – Change of child’s surname – Contact with child.The Family Division found that it would...
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