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A Bristol judge has decided to publish his decision in an exceptional case of parental alienation.The Designated Family Judge for the Western Circuit, HHJ Wildblood QC, wanted the public to be aware...
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(Family Division, Cohen J, 8 November 2019)Financial Remedies – Divorce – Husband applied to set aside order giving wife leave to apply for financial relief.The Family Division dismissed...
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14 November 2019

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(Privy Council, Hale, Wilson, Hodge, Kitchin, Sales LJJ, 31 October 2019)Child maintenance and support – Declaration of paternity – Periodical payments.The Privy Council dismissed the...
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(Family Division, Cobb J, 7 November 2019)Adoption – Foreign adoption – Aunt submitted adoption application in UK.The Family Division allowed the adoption application in spite of the...
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13 November 2019

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David Burrows provides a rundown of child support appeals to the First-tier Tribunal & Upper TribunalThe first article in this series explained the working of the child support scheme calculation...
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12 November 2019

Keeping it in the family
Vijay Ganapathy & Claire Spearpoint discuss the role family members can play in legal proceedings involving their relativesRecent judgments have highlighted some of the challenges faced by...
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I act as a Deputy for many clients, young and old, with different needs, requests and expectations. I manage their money and need to make best interest decisions daily.When a client lacks capacity to...
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Article 2 of this Order came into force on 24 October 2019. It amends Schedule 1 to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 and makes provision for separated children to be...
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The dissolution of Parliament today has meant that the Domestic Abuse Bill and the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill have both fallen, and will need to be reintroduced in the next parliamentary...
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According to figures from the Ministry of Justice there were 92,361 divorces finalised in 2018, a reduction from 103,366 the previous year. This figure is, according to data published by the Office of...
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