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From time to time over the years I’ve read semi-hysterical news articles quoting self-appointed protectors of taxpayer money, expressing fury at apparent wasting of public funds on a whole raft...
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In February 2020, the UK government said it would be leaving EU laws on final departure from the EU on 31 December 2020.  But what should be the status of existing case law from the European...
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In considering the impact of UK’s increasing ageing population, experts are questioning whether current legislation protects those who are most vulnerable to financial abuse. Indeed a quick...
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The Family Court of England & Wales has the power to make a financial order in respect of international assets held outside of the jurisdiction. Whilst this maximises parties’ financial...
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We are living in strange and challenging times. Covid-19 has drastically changed our role and place within our family, at home and work. We have had to alter our habits and how we use our home and...
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22 October 2020

Deputyship Applications
If someone lacks mental capacity and does not have a valid Lasting Power of Attorney in place, it may be necessary for someone to apply to Court to become that person’s “Deputy” in...
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There have recently been two cases in which adult children have begun court proceedings seeking a formal court order to force their parents into providing ongoing financial support to them.The first...
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Busy!  It actually has not stopped!  I have envied friends and family who posted on social media of their latest hobbies – whether this is baking, long walks, yoga or watercolours as I...
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International Family Law journal is delighted to announce the appointment of two new editors: Barbara Mills QC and Michael Edwards. We interviewed them about their careers.What is your job, and what...
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Simon Sugar, 1GC Family LawOn the 24 February 2020 His Honour Judge Hess delivered judgment in the Family Court sitting in Swindon following a three-day final hearing. Unusually for the Family Court...
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