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(Supreme Court, Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lady Black, Lord Sales, 1 July 2020)Divorce – Jurisdiction – Maintenance orderBy a majority, the Supreme Court dismissed the...
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(Family Division, Keehan J, 18 June 2020)Surrogacy – Parental order – Human Embryology and Fertilisation Act 2008The Family Division granted a parental order in respect of the child in...
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(Court of Appeal, Baker, Carr LJJ and Sir Stephen Richards, 23 June 2020)Placement order – Judge refused the authority's application for a placement order – Authority appealedThe Court of...
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(Family Division, Hayden J, 16 June 2020)Medical treatment – Best interests – Application for declaration to discontinue intensive care treatmentThe Family Division allowed the local...
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(Chancery Division, Fancourt J, 26 June 2020)Inheritance – Oral agreement – Constructive trustThe Chancery Division dismissed the appeal, holding that the judge had reached the correct...
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(Family Division, Nicholas Cusworth QC, 2 April 2020)Financial remedies – Divorce – BusinessThe Family Division held that a fair spread of the husband's liability would be for him to pay...
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(ECtHR, Kjølbro (P), Vehabović, Lubarda, Mourou-Vikström, Ravarani, Schukking and Paczolay, 16 June 2020)Paternity – Domestic courts refused to reopen paternity proceedings –...
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(Family Division, Robert Peel QC, 10 June 2020)Abduction – Hague Convention – Return orderThe Family Division held that an order for the child’s return should be made. For...
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(Court of Appeal, Sir Ernest Ryder SP, King and Hickinbottom LJJ, 15 June 2020)Female Genital Mutilation – Protection order – Jurisdiction The Court of Appeal dismissed the Secretary of...
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(Family Division, Theis J, 15 May 2020)Abduction – Hague Convention – Article 13(b)The Family Division held that the issues raised did not meet the threshold in Article 13(b) and the...
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