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Samantha Bangham’s Week in Cases 5 April 2013

Date:5 APR 2013
Law Reporter

Samantha Bangham - Family Law Reporter It has definitely been a week of doom and gloom in the field of family law with the implementation of the Legal Aid Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and I am afraid that I don’t have an awful lot to provide the much needed light relief!

Having said that a cautionary judgment has been issued by Cobb J in the case of Re L-M (Transfer of Irish Proceedings) [2013] EWHC 646 (Fam) [2013] FLR forthcoming. This case concerned a mother’s attempt to evade care proceedings which had already taken place in England regarding her older three children who were no longer in her care in respect of her unborn child by escaping to Ireland. Her plan failed and proceedings were initiated upon the child's birth. The parents returned to England and now sought a transfer of proceedings to this jurisdiction. The decision was more straight forward as all parties were in...

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