Poppi Worthington – the long-awaited judgment

Cumbria County Council v M and F 2014.

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Leave or remain? What the EU referendum means for family lawyers (Pt 2)

Family analysis: In a conclusion to a two-part analysis, David Hodson OBE, partner and co-founder of The International Family Law Group LLP, sets out his views on the implications of a departure from the EU for family lawyers and their clients.

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Leave or remain? What the EU referendum means for family lawyers (Pt 1)

Family analysis: A referendum on whether the UK should remain a member of the EU is scheduled to take place by the end of 2017. In the first of a two-part analysis, David Hodson OBE, partner and co-founder of The International Family Law Group LLP, highlights the current impact of EU law on family lawyers and their clients.

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Social workers slammed for lying on oath

A, B, C, D and E (Final Hearing) 2015.

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Cracking a case at IRH without father present – robust case management or jumping the gun?

RE v North Yorkshire County Council and Others 2015.

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Best interests, hard choices: The Baby C case

Judgments in best interests cases involving children often make for heart-wrenching reading. And so it was in Bolton NHS Foundation Trust v C (by her Children’s Guardian)

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Case Comment: Gohil v Gohil [2015] UKSC 61

The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in the case of Gohil v Gohil, which it heard at the same time as Sharland v Sharland, a case also dealing with non-disclosure and whether or not the duped spouse has the right to reopen their claim.

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High Court Judges have no magic wand

In Re D (Children) 2015 , Mr Justice Holman made some very important observations about the importance of judicial continuity, particularly in cases where there are intractable difficulties about contact.

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Amended exceptional case funding guidance

Amended Guidance on exceptional legal aid (s10 LASPO) has been published here.

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Amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010

Amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010 will come into force on the 7 December 2015 and 1 January 2016 by virtue of the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 3) Rules 2015, together with two new Practice Directions.

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Abuse by foster parents – can the Local Authority be sued?

NA v Nottingham County Council 2015.

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Obtaining an expert report without court permission

MB (Expert’s Court Report) 2015.

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Domestic Violence Injunctions – good practice reminder

I had to go back to the Red Book this week to check something about non-molestation orders and I came across this case, which I have read before, but which is well worth a reminder.

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A lesson in how not to conduct yourself

Veluppillai v Veluppillai & Others.

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Court of Appeal – section 20 abuse

Re N (Children: Adoption : Jurisdiction) 2015.

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