It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness

"For about the past four years now I have been indulging in that respected pass time of Arguing With People who are Wrong on the Internet." Says guest poster Sarah Phillimore.

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Invasion of the baby snatchers

Lucy Reed looks at an article in the Guardian: The benefit cap is supporting state child abuse.

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Domestic abuse – why creating a specific offence is not the answer

Michelle Heeley examines whether a new offence of Domestic Abuse is necessary.

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Escalating legal fees – why family judges need to “get a grip”

Legal fees in family proceedings hit the headlines with Young v Young – the now infamous seven year divorce case which saw £6.5m spent on one side’s legal costs alone.

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Enjoy the (right to) silence

Suesspiciousminds looks at A Local Authority v DG and Others 2014.

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Split-hearings and “non-accidental injuries”

The Court of Appeal decision in Re S (A child) 2014.

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Transparency and Facebook

Suesspiciousminds looks at Re B (A Child) 2014.

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Habitual residence and a child’s state of mind

Family analysis: the relevance of the state of mind of children when determining their habitual residence is examined by David Williams QC, of 4 Paper Buildings, in the light of the Supreme Court judgment in Re LC.

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Pulling back the curtain of privacy in family and Court of Protection proceedings

New guidance on transparency in proceedings has been published by the President of the Family Division and of the Court of Protection, Sir James Munby.

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Do we ask our clients enough questions?

Recently the media has been full of headlines like ‘Woman sues solicitors because they “did not explain that finalising her divorce would terminate her marriage”’. But what is the reality behind the headlines?

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Re Ramet: Contemnor not to be punished twice for the same conduct

A quick note about Ramet, Re application for the committal to prison [2014] EWHC 56 (Fam), handed down by the President today.

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Transparency Guidance

Suesspiciousminds considers the President's guidance on transparency.

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And suddenly it all becomes clear…

And so the President has finally delivered his guidance as long anticipated, regarding transparency.

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Transparency in the Family Courts and the Court of Protection

The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has issued important new guidance on “Transparency in the Family Courts: Publication of Judgments” and “Transparency in the Court of Protection: Publication of Judgments”.

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The right to her ill partner’s sperm – what are the issues in High Court “test case”?

A “test case” is reportedly being brought in the High Court in February 2014 to determine whether a woman has the right to “harvest” her seriously ill partner’s sperm.

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Let’s make habitual residence a bit more complicated

The Supreme Court have handed down their decision in LC (Children) No 2 2014.

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This means nothing to me, ahhhhh Vienna

The decision of the President in Re E (A Child) 2014.

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S v S: Guidance on applications to give effect to arbitral awards

The President has given guidance about the proper approach of the court to applications for the approval of consent orders which have been lodged with the court following, and intended to give effect to, arbitral awards, in S v S [2014] EWHC 7 (Fam).

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Brussels Sprouts II – this time it’s jurisdictional

Suesspiciousminds looks at the case Re D (A child) 2013.

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