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Samantha Bangham’s Week in Cases 11 October 2013

Date:11 OCT 2013
Law Reporter

Samantha Bangham - Family Law Reporter What an exciting week it has been! The annual Family Law Conference followed by the third Family Law Awards ceremony took place at The London Hilton on Park Lane. Both were not-to-be missed events providing all the latest family law news and the chance for a well-deserved celebratory get together with other family law professionals.

As ever the conference was jam-packed with all of the latest updates including in the fields of children law and financial remedies. The Honourable Mr Justice Coleridge gave the keynote address in which he called for a wholesale review of family law especially for unmarried couples by an independent non-political group. He also announced that he will be scaling down his judicial duties in order to focus his efforts on The Marriage Foundation.

My highlight of the day was Lewis Marks QC’s witty overview of the President’s House Rules. Unhelpfully all I can recall from the session is that he apparently...

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