US Supreme Court opens door to marriage equality, UK coming next

In rulings that have the potential to influence the jurisprudence of courts around the world, the Supreme Court of the United States has handed down two landmark decisions pertaining to the issue of same-sex marriage.

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UL and BK – a stark warning to lawyers from Mr Justice Mostyn

A High Court judge has refused to renew a freezing order imposed on an unnamed billionaire after his wife admitted breaking into his safe.

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Excuse me, waiter? Could I have some MORE guidance please? Bit of a guidance drought over here….

Lucy Reed looks at the latest guidance from the President, dealing with 'allocation, docketing and the like'.

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The law, international relocation and children – an update

Solicitor Laura Guillon takes an in-depth look at the case of Re TC v JC (Children: Relocation) [2013] EWHC 292 (Fam).

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Supreme Court considers conditions for removing child for adoption

Rosalind English examines the Supreme Court decision in In the matter of B (a child).

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Eating cabin-boys and instructing experts

Suesspiciousminds turns his attention to Re H-L (A Child) [2013].

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Emotional wrecks

Suesspiciousminds gives further consideration to the Supreme Court decision in Re B (A Child).

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Empathy, anxiety and resilience: Lady Hale in the Supreme Court yesterday

Observations on Lady Hale's judgment in Re B (a Child).

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Supreme Court and emotional harm

Suesspiciousminds considers the supreme Court judgment in Re B (A Child).

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A case of oversharing

The Law Society has issued social media guidelines for solicitors, but it’s time we 
do the same for clients, 
says Marilyn Stowe.

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Rescuing children from significant harm: looking forward with trepidation and hope

Allan Norman looks forward to the Supreme Court judgment in B (A Child).

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“Tales of the Un-experted” (sorry)

CAFCASS have just published a study looking at experts – their use in proceedings, what type is being used, who asked for them, were they helpful?

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“I hope he gets to / baptising me soon”

Suesspiciousminds looks back at the case Re C (A Child) [2012] EW Misc 15 (CC).

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“The peril of Auntie Beryl”

"As the 26 week time limit comes upon us (being introduced by Parliament, the President’s revised PLO guidance and behind the scenes pressure on Courts and Local Authorities via the “Stick of Statistics” - not necessarily in that order), I have been musing about the elephant in the room, of what happens when late in the proceedings, the Court is presented with a suitable relative, Auntie Beryl."

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