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Family Law newsletter: 09 May 2016

Date:6 MAY 2016
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The Family Law newsletter provides you with all the latest news, judgments, articles and guidance to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments and their impact on practice.


British views on marriage are changing, survey reveals
09 May 2016
New analysis of NatCen’s British Social Attitudes survey suggests that the British public is reaching a tipping point in its views on marriage.

Pump Court Chambers selected as first in London to take part in Justice First Fellowship
04 May 2016
The Legal Education Foundation (TLEF) has selected Pump Court Chambers in London to take part in its ground-breaking Fellowship scheme, alongside Bristol-based St John's Chambers.


The new state pension and pension sharing

Jody Atkinson
09 May 2016
In this article, Jody Atkinson analyses the significant recent changes to the state pension and their impact for family finance practitioners.

Sex and drugs and ancillary relief
Alexander Chandler - @familybrief
09 May 2016
Add-backs after MAP v MFP [2015] EWHC 627 (Fam), [2016] 1 FLR 70 and Rapp v Sarre [2016] EWCA Civ 93: Alexander Chandler's seminar to Payne Hicks Beach on 29 February 2016.

Tackling financial disclosures
Jo Carr-West
04 May 2016
Gathering together the financial documents needed to provide full financial disclosure on divorce is a daunting procedure, whether you are using mediation, negotiating via solicitors or going through the court process to work out a financial settlement. It is always sensible to be as comprehensive as possible, which will ultimately avoid both time and money being spent on providing additional information later on. This can, however, make the task seem even more overwhelming - so how can parties break this down and make it more manageable?

YRES West Midlands Children Law Update
Hollie Orgee & Lucie French
03 May 2016
Children law matters seem to be particularly at the forefront of people's minds at the moment. After all, if it can happen to Madonna and Guy Ritchie (featuring the Midlands' own MacDonald J), it can happen to us all. On that basis, the sixth annual YRes West Midlands Children Law Update came at the perfect time.


PRIVATE LAW CHILDREN: Buchleither v Germany (Application No. 20106/13)
Hearing Date: 28 April 2016
European Court of Human Rights
The European Court of Human Rights held by four votes to three that there had been no violation of Article 8 of the European Convention.

Re W (A Child: Designation of Local Authority) [2016] EWCA Civ 366
Hearing Date: 19 April 2016
Sir Terence Etherton, the Chancellor of the High Court, Lord Justice Lewison and Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals
Court of Appeal
The appeal from a decision determining the designated local authority in care proceedings was dismissed.

PUBLIC LAW CHILDREN: Leicester City Council v T [2016] EWFC 20
Hearing Date: 28 January 2016
Mr Justice Keehan
Family Division
Care orders were made in respect of three children whose mother had been caught attempting to travel to Syria to support ISIS activities.

Legislation & Guidance

FJC issues new guidance on psychologists as expert witnesses in the family courts
09 May 2016
The Family Justice Council (FJC) and the British Psychological Society have published guidance on 'Psychologists as expert witnesses in the family courts in England and Wales: Standards, competencies and expectations'.

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