Month: January 2021

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Guidance for all court and tribunal users during outbreak

HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and Ministry of Justice (MoJ) have provided advice and guidance for all court and tribunal users during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Contents include: -HMCTS response to coronavirus outbreak -Working towards recovery -Coming to court or tribunal during the coronavirus outbreak -Getting advice -Assessing and managing coronavirus risk -Public Health experts […]Read More

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Money laundering fines reach record high

HMRC has issued a record £23.8m worth of fines for organisations breaching and or ignoring money laundering regulations. Nick Sharp, Deputy Director of Economic Crime, Fraud Investigation Service at HMRC said: “Businesses who fail to comply with the money laundering regulations leave themselves, and the UK economy, open to attacks by criminals. “Money laundering is not […]Read More

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Divorce & Trusts – has the pandemic changed marriage &

With news stories of surges in divorce enquiries, there can be no doubt that Covid has impacted on married couples and family life.  The implications of life in lockdown has been a strain on many households. Families have found themselves forced into situations  where they may be working from home together, bringing work pressures to […]Read More

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The fallout from the controversial judgment in F v H

How the family justice system is failing victims of abuse and children who are at real risk of harm as a result of a flawed approach to cases involving allegations of abuse and coercive and controlling behaviour On Tuesday, four appeals in private children proceedings involving allegations of coercive and controlling behaviour and serious sexual […]Read More

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A Quick Guide to Pre-Nuptial Agreements in England/Wales and Scotland

This article has been written by Fiona Turner a Family Law Partner in Weightmans’ English Offices and Noel Ferry a Family Law Partner in Weightmans’ Scottish Office. Following the Villiers decision, reinvigorating forum shopping (Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30), and with the implications of Brexit now a reality, family law practitioners must ensure that […]Read More

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Resolution supports Family Mediation Week

Resolution is backing Family Mediation Week which runs from 18th to 22nd January 2021. Family Mediation Week raises awareness of mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues collaboratively and productively. This campaign is organised by The Family Mediation Council (FMC) and there are plenty of activities to get involved with during […]Read More

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New research raises concerns about virtual child protection conferences

New Research has been published revealing serious concerns and differing opinions about virtual child protection conferences. The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, who improves the lives of children and families by putting data and evidence at the heart of the family justice system, has published a report on the impact of virtual child protection conferences as […]Read More

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Amir Ali announced as new President of the Professional Paralegal

The former Chairman of the CCUA who has over three decades of experience in both Legal and Enforcement sectors, Amir Ali, has become the inaugural President of the Professional Paralegal Register (PPR), a not-for-profit organisation which provides regulation for Paralegals. The inaugural President calls for recognition of the only organisation offering independent regulation for Paralegals […]Read More

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A Quick Guide to Financial Proceedings in England/Wales and Scotland

This article has been written by Fiona Turner a Family Law Partner in Weightmans’ English Offices and Noel Ferry a Family Law Partner in Weightmans’ Scottish Office. Following the Villiers decision, reinvigorating forum shopping (Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30), and with the implications of Brexit now a reality, family law practitioners must ensure that […]Read More

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