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A recent decision in the High Court upholding a financial award made in arbitration confirms the courts’ support for arbitration in financial proceedings. It also acts as a warning to anyone...
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A recent survey by financial service provider, Responsible Life, found that more than 28% of retirees plan to leave their assets to beneficiaries other than their immediate family. Those hoping for...
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16 October 2019

Obituary: Sir Clive Callman
Rachel Ellison pays tribute to Sir Clive Callman, who will be greatly missed by his family and the family law community.‘It is the memory that we leave in the hearts of those we loved, that is...
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The Queen’s speech, which outlines the plans for the parliamentary year, has brought ‘no fault’ divorce back onto the agenda with the reintroduction of the Divorce, Dissolution and...
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Fundamental changes are needed in the family courts in order to prioritise mental health in children and parents, with lawyers urging more focus on alternative dispute resolution such as...
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The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper outlining ways a no-deal Brexit could affect divorce procedures. The Commons Library raises the option of civil judicial co-operation which...
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This case concerns the very difficult situation in which the issue of disputed paternity only comes to light years after the child’s birth, when the child (and the father) have always believed...
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The legal charity, the Personal Support Unit has brought together a panel of experts to discuss the rise in mental health issues in the Family Courts and how we can help. The event, on 31 October,...
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Northern Ireland's strict abortion law breaches the UK's human rights commitments, the High Court in Belfast has ruled. Currently, a termination is only permitted in Northern Ireland if a woman's life...
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Scotland has become the first country in the UK to make it a criminal offence for parents to smack their children.The ban on all physical punishment was backed overwhelmingly by 84 votes to 29 by the...
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