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Kara Swift
Kara Swift
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A father's application for a prohibited steps order preventing the mother and the children returning to South Africa following a holiday in England was refused. It was in the children's best interests...
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Martha Gray, Harcourt ChambersOn 3 April 2020, the government published the Coronavirus (Covid-19): guidance for local authorities on children’s social care. The document identifies important...
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Nicola Hall, New Court ChambersNicola Hall reviews the case law following on from the principle set out by Hedley J in Re L (Care: Threshold Criteria) [2007] 1 FLR 2050 that society must be willing to...
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Nicholas Fairbank and Clarissa Wigoder, 4 Paper BuildingsLooks at how courts deal with businesses in financial remedy cases, both principles of valuation and distribution.  Considers some of the...
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I’ve been gauging family mediators’ perspectives on the current state of play for our profession this past week. It’s evident there has been a shift in outlook since I wrote my last...
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At time of writing, public and media suggestion has continued that the current lockdown will come to a natural conclusion as some time in the coming months. When or how remains a further mystery to...
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The scale of domestic abuse has increased during the COVID-19 lockdown period. Whilst an increase was predicted by experts in this field and echoed in the media, there is a no surprise that the...
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The Ministry of Justice has released guidance for victims of sexual violence and abuse who are suffering during the coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown....
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In a rather shocking judgment a Miami court has ordered that Theresa Greene, an emergency room doctor, will temporarily lose her joint custody of her four-year-old child due to her working...
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Alexander Chandler, 1 King's Bench WalkEveryone remembers the case of Barder and the strict conditions which have to be before a court reopens a final financial remedy order because of a supervening...
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