Litigants in person: Assistance and the courts

Consultation on McKenzie friends: the right end of the telescope?

Full post: dbfamilylaw

Setting aside a matrimonial finance arbitral award

In DB v DLJ  Mostyn J considers the powers of the family courts’ to set aside a matrimonial financial arbitral award; and in doing so he reviews the powers of the court to make an order in the terms of the award.

Full post: dbfamilylaw

More on media reporting of private court proceedings

The law on media reporting of private proceedings continues to develop with the decision of the Court of Appeal in Re W [2016] EWCA Civ 113.

Full post: Panoptican

Abortion, mental incapacity and prior intentions: Court of Protection Clarifies the law

An NHS Trust v CS (By Her Litigation Friend, the Official Solicitor).

Full post: UK Human Rights Blog

Court of Protection pilot scheme: an experiment in greater transparency

This post follows my experience attending a Court of Protection hearing for the first time, under its new transparency pilot.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Appeal about the transparency in the Poppi Worthington case

Re W Children 2016.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

OK, take custody

The High Court in Re D (Children: Abduction) 2016.

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Mistaken identity

Birmingham City Council vand SK 2016.

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Case Comment: In the matter of J (a child) [2015] UKSC 70

Alexander Hulbert, Levison Meltzer Pigott case comments.

Full post: UK Supreme Court Blog

The ‘evidence of domestic violence within 2 years’ Regulation found unlawful

Rights of Women, R (on the application of) v The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice [2016] EWCA Civ 91.

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Rapp v Sarre: A needs case, not conduct

A brief summary of Rapp v Sarre (Formerly Rapp) [2016] EWCA Civ 93 (18 February 2016), an appeal by a husband against an ancillary relief order granting the wife a greater than half share of the capital assets.

Full post: Family Lore

Adoption and parents who had been people trafficked

Re N and P Children 2016.

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Payment of a contact supervisor – private law

This may crop up again in private law cases, and is important therefore for Judges, lawyers, parents and very importantly Independent Social Workers and contact supervisors to know about.

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Can you compel a child to give evidence?

The Court of Appeal in Re S (children) 2016 consider this point of law, and whilst they say that they are explicitly not ruling on it, they do give the answer.

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D (Children): Order for indefinite supervision of contact not wrong in principle

A summary of  D (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 89 (11 February 2016), a father's application for permission to appeal against an order for supervised contact and a s.91(14) order.

Full post: Family Lore

Diplomatic immunity & other ways to avoid family Court obligations

A trio of recently reported cases have shown the steps some will go to avoid their obligations to their spouse or former spouse, as determined by the English family court.

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GN v MA: imagination vs practice in child support

In GN v MA we see the most recent stage in a continuing application for child support under Schedule 1 of the Children Act 1989.

Full post: Marilyn Stowe Blog

The new Special Guardianship Regulations

The Special Guardianship ( Amendment ) Regulations 2016.

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Aburn v Aburn: Appeal allowed against advance variation of periodical payments order

A summary of Aburn v Aburn [2016] EWCA Civ 72 (04 February 2016), which concerned an appeal relating to a provision for an automatic increase in the level of periodical payments payable to the wife following the date upon which the youngest child ceased privately funded secondary education.

Full post: Family Lore

Why lawyers and mediators should work closely together

If lawyers and mediators don’t work together to give clients what they want, others will, says guest blogger Mary Banham-Hall.

Full post: Family Law Blog

One last chance

RE C (A child: Refusal to make Interim Care Order) 2016.

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The Costa dignity…. Financial abuse case

Re AH 2016.

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