In the pool or not in the pool?

C (Interim threshold not crossed) [2019] EWFC B5 (15 February 2019).

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Mental capacity for handling the internet: Court of Protection

A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests)  [2019] EWCOP 2.

Full post: UK Human Rights Blog

Shamima’s baby – the family law aspect

We’ve started trying to write something about Shamima Begum and her baby several times this week, but every time we agree what we are going to write, something changes. It feels a bit like shifting sands, and the facts are very unclear. So we aren’t going to say very much. Instead, we thought it would be helpful to set out a very broad framework for what might happen if Shamima and / or her baby Jerah ever make it back to England.

Full post: The Transparency Project

BC v BG – Challenging arbitration awards in divorce cases

If one of the parties isn’t happy about the outcome of arbitration, the matter could still end up in court. The recent case of BC v BG considers the different ways this can happen, and confirms what should be the preferred approach.

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Tickle’s Triumph – an independent journalist succeeds in her appeal to secure the right to report on a family case – and prompts new guidance

Today, independent journalist and Transparency Project member Louise Tickle took her appeal against a reporting restriction order made by a family judge, to the Court of Appeal. She won.

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Assessing family members where parent doesn’t put them forward or objects

RE H (Care and Adoption : Assessment of wider family) 2019.

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Family law and EU withdrawal

EU law and family breakdown: where are we today?

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Bullish but not bullying? UNDER PRESSURE

I do like a case name that tells you something about the nature of the case, so G (Children: Fair Hearing), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 126 (07 February 2019) told me it was probably going to be worth a read.

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Divorce and the Muslim community

The Lord Chancellor will shortly – March 2019 – be reporting on his review of the replies to his divorce reform consultation: Reducing family conflict – Reform of the legal requirements for divorce.

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Family courts: costs claims for the litigant in person

How much and when can litigant in person claim costs in family proceedings.

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Research by ALC on “Fire-eating Courts” (sorry, “Settlement Conferences”)

The Association of Lawyers for Children research on the settlement conference pilot.

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