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The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has published a document entitled 'The Road Ahead', aimed at establishing a framework for the Family Court in England and Wales by...
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The lockdown period seems to be gradually easing now but I for one do not believe that remote hearings will end after this. That said, remote hearings shouldn’t and can’t continue to be...
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From 1st June 2020, lockdown in England has considerably eased, with many children returning to schools and families and friends being given the green light to meet in groups of up to six, so long as...
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On 21 May 2020 Mr Justice MacDonald, Deputy Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales, delivered a speech to the International Academy of Family Lawyers Webinar.He said: "It is a...
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(Family Division, Williams J, 15 May 2020)PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE – CARE PROCEEDINGSOn 6 April 2019 K aged three died in hospital. The post-mortem and toxicology tests indicated that her death...
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HMCTS have released a weekly summary of the HM Courts and Tribunals Service operational position during the coronavirus pandemic. They will aim to update this every Friday at 5pm."HMCTS operational...
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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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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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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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