Robust case management has its place, but it also has its limits

A Christmas dash through Re B (A child) 2012.

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What does Donald Rumsfeld have to do with paediatric head injuries?

Suesspiciousminds discusses the Court of Appeal decision in Re M (children) 2012, in his own idiosyncratic way.

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Don’t Panic! The HUB is HERE!!!

Lucy Reed casts her eye over the Sorting Out Separation hub.

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A Little Local Practice

Lucy Reed examines the proliferation of local guidance documents and practice directions.

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Redacting for anonymisation: Article 8 v Article 10 in child protection context

Getting redaction right can be difficult: too much redaction undermines transparency, too much undermines privacy. The Court of Appeal’s recent judgment In the matter of X and Y (Children) [2012] EWCA Civ 1500 is a case in point.

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Case Preview: Re J (Children)

This case concerns care proceedings, and the difficulties faced by the courts and child protection professionals where there has been a past finding of serious non-accidental injuries to a child, but it has not been possible to make a finding of fact as to which individual was responsible for these injuries, but only to say which two (or more) people make up the pool of potential perpetrators.

Full post: UKSC blog

Supreme Court rules in favour of disclosure

A fascinating judgement has been handed down today by the Supreme Court in the case of In the Matter of Re A (A Child) 2012.

Full post: Marilyn Stowe Blog

Davies v Davies: Contribution and inherited assets

A summary of Davies v Davies [2012] EWCA Civ 1641.

Full post: Family Lore

B v A: Complying with the principles and procedures governing the making of a without notice application

A salutary tale for any lawyer dealing with such applications.

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The Mail Reveals THE TRUTH…Well one version of it anyways

Thanks Adam Wagner for pointing out the “shocking revelations” in the Mail today, concerning the UKIP foster care row.

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I still haven’t found, what I’m looking for – or, going off-menu

A quick discussion of the Court of Appeal decision in RE J-L (Findings of Fact : Schedule of Allegations) 2012.

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Re I & Re J: Habitual residence cases are like London buses...

A summary of Re I (Habitual Residence) [2012] EWHC 3363 (Fam) and Re J (Habitual Residence) [2012] EWHC 3364 (Fam).

Full post: Family Lore

Government launches separation app

Marilyn Stowe gives her views on the government's shiny new web app.

Full post: Marilyn Stowe Blog