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16 January 2020

The intestacy rules
Clients often assume that their estate will pass to their spouse or civil partner automatically and so there is no need for them to put in place a Will. This assumption is not, in fact, accurate in...
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Television cameras will be allowed to broadcast from Crown Courts in England and Wales for the first time, following draft legislation due to be laid by the government on 16 January.The Crown Court...
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Lady Hale, the first female justice, has retired.Hailed as the Beyoncé of the legal profession,  Lady Hale was one of only six women out of one hundred studying law when she attended...
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The Children Act 1989 (CA 1989) received Royal Assent on 16 November 1989 (in force from October 1991). Its thirtieth anniversary is upon us. It was a statute which required all courts, social workers...
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(Court of Appeal, Underhill VP, King and Moylan LJJ, 18 December 2019)Financial remedies – Divorce – Sharing principleThe Court of Appeal allowed the wife’s appeal, holding that...
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(Court of Appeal, Sir Terence Etherton MR, King LJ and Lavender J, 12 December 2019)Public law children – Care proceedings – Designated local authorityThe Court of Appeal dismissed the...
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A vacancy has arisen on the Family Justice Council for a Junior Barrister. The Family Justice Council is an inter-disciplinary body whose members are drawn from a cross section of those who work, use...
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Stark new figures released by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, have revealed that an estimated 107,000 children and a further 26,000 18-24 year olds are living in London without secure immigration...
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Families with deep rooted problems will receive much-needed support to get their lives back on track with up to £165 million of new funding, announced the Communities Secretary Rt Hon...
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Kate Armstrong, Dere Street BarristersNow that the dust has settled after Waggott v Waggott [2018] EWCA Civ 727, [2018] 2 FLR 406 this article reviews the recent series of reported cases dealing with...
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