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What is your position and what do you do on a day-to-day basis?I am a family law partner at Irwin Mitchell and have recently joined the national team, working out of the London and Birmingham offices....
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President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued new practice guidance to explain the registration and regulation structure applicable in England and, separately, in Wales for...
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Over the last two decades, there has undoubtedly been an increased emphasis on using non-court dispute resolution (N-CDR) in family law cases. The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR), the...
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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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Once a Will has been put in place, there is a tendency to feel that "it is done now" and so to then forget about it. We strongly recommend, however, that clients keep their Wills under regular review,...
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The Family Justice system is now subject to fundamental and far-reaching change with both public and private law consultations underway with regards to Children law with a clear emphasis on private...
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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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(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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C v C [2019] UKPC 40
(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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