Domestic Abuse Commissioner calls for ‘wide-reaching reforms’ to ensure safety of children in the Family Courts and accelerate government plans The Domestic Abuse Commissioner has released a report highlighting ongoing concerns about the traumatising experience Read More
Those seeking a cohabitation agreement tend to fall within three groups: Group 1 consists of those wishing to purchase their first home. They tend to be of the younger generation; they want to protect their investment, Read More
As I wrote in late March, the Law Commission has been tasked with undertaking a wholesale review of financial remedies upon divorce. At this stage, few further details are available, save that the project articulates 6 Read More
Following the government’s response to a report published by Domestic Abuse Commissioner Nicole Jacobs regarding support for migrant domestic abuse victims and suvivors, the Commissioner has provided the below update. I have [Read More
Now, there’s a question, and one which I’m not going to answer. At a recent Private Children Law seminar, I looked around the room and noticed that nearly 90% were female attendees. Further, the Read More
Financial proceedings on divorce can be long, complex and messy. They are often intrusive and judges possess a wide range of discretionary powers that make it difficult to predict what the final outcome will be. Read More
Soaring family court delays mean children involved in private law cases are waiting 47 weeks – almost a year – on average to find out who they will be living with long term. This is according to data Read More
On 24th May 2023, three family-friendly bills received Royal Assent: The Protection from Redundancy (Pregnancy and Family Leave) Bill; The Carer’s Leave Bill, and The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill, which have now become Read More
The UK Supreme Court (UKSC) has ruled that financial provision claim proceedings under the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 cannot proceed once one of the parties to that claim dies. Unger and another (in substitution Read More
New analysis of deprivation of liberty orders confirms many children are facing long and severe restrictions in unregistered placements far from home. New analysis of the legal outcomes of deprivation of liberty applications in England Read More
In advance of his retirement this summer, High Court judge, Mr Justice Mostyn, has recently produced two important judgments in relation to the quantification of child maintenance in cases where parents earn more than £156,000 gross Read More
The Court of Appeal has today dismissed the claimant’s appeal against the order of Ms Margaret Obi, sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge, granting summary judgment to two defendant councils in respect of Read More
A recent family law case considered points on a fair trial, special measures, post-nuptial agreements, litigation conduct and costs. Senior associate Jenny Bowden discusses the recent judgment in Xanthopoulos v Rakshina: Background This case was Read More
Working as a lawyer in legal aid is going to be tough. Long hours, distressing cases, and distraught clients. This is an area of law for those who really do want to make a difference. Read More
Digital (or crypto) assets now form part of many people’s financial portfolios. They are commonplace and many are routinely investing in digital assets to diversify their investments. Recent reports have indicated that one in Read More
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