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The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary have released the following guidance:'During the current Coronavirus Crisis some parents whose children are the subject of Child Arrangements Orders made by the...
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I’m pleased to say that family mediators are still working across England and Wales, adapting to the current Coronavirus situation, with many using video conferencing as a substitute for...
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The UK will not be a party to any EU family laws after December 2020, whether a bespoke family law agreement or any other UK/EU arrangement Brussels II and Maintenance Regulation will then come...
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(Family Division, Newton J, 18 February 2020)Public law children – Female Genital Mutilation – Protection order The Family Division granted the application for a Female Genital Mutilation...
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(Court of Appeal, Moylan and Peter Jackson LJJ, 28 February 2020)Public law children – Care proceedings – Residential assessmentThe Court of Appeal set aside the assessment; despite the...
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Mostyn J has today issued a statement about how financial remedy cases should be dealt with in the light of the COVID-19 situation and Government guidelines. Unsurprisingly, now face-to-face hearings...
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