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Family Law newsletter: 21 March 2016

Date:21 MAR 2016
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.


Family Law Awards 2016 nominations open
21 March 2016
Jordan Publishing is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the sixth annual Family Law Awards.

Forced Marriage Unit handled over 1,200 cases in 2015, says new data
17 March 2016
New statistics published on Monday (14 March 2016) show that, last year, the Forced Marriage Unit supported or advised on 1,220 potential forced marriage cases.

Divorce fee increase
17 March 2016
News has broken today that as of Monday 21 March 2016 the fee for a divorce application will have risen significantly.

The Family Procedure (Amendment) Rules 2016
16 March 2016
These Rules amend the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (SI 2010/2955) ('the FPR').


Family loans (again): what about a variable nuptial settlement?
15 March 2016
In this article, Rhys Taylor considers whether a family loan, used to help parties purchase a matrimonial home, which is then secured by a charge registered at the Land Registry, might fall within s 24(1)(c). The article explores this possibility and the likely consequences if a court found such a loan to be a nuptial settlement.


FINANCIAL REMEDIES: BD v FD (No 2) [2016] EWHC 594 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 17 March 2016
Mr Justice Moylan
Family Division
In financial remedy proceedings the wife was awarded £8.8m on a needs basis.

FINANCIAL REMEDIES: Work v Gray (Phase II: Computation and Distribution) [2016] EWHC 562 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 15 February 2016
Mrs Justice Roberts
Family Division
The wife was awarded a half-share of the matrimonial assets in financial remedy proceedings.

FINANCIAL REMEDIES: Kanev-Lipinski v Aharon Lipinkski and Others [2016] EWHC 475 (QB)
Hearing Date: 15 March 2016
Mrs Justice May
Queen's Bench Division
The judge refused to continue the freezing order over the husband's assets and refused to make an order under s 25 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act.

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