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New Court Blog

News, articles and updates for family and mental health law.

  • President Updates Guidance on Duration of Ex Parte Orders

    January 19, 2017

    The President of the Family Division has issued updating guidance on the duration of ex-parte orders within the Family Court.

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  • Elissa Da Costa Waldman’s TLATA Case Hits The Headlines

    July 28, 2016

    Kirsty Cahill’s TLATA case hit the headlines last week as being the case of the mean property developer who humiliated her, the mother of his three children and partner of 20 years by refusing to accept that she was the true owner of the investment property purchased in her...

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  • Settlement Conferences Are Here

    June 1, 2016

    The Central Family Court has recently commenced a pilot scheme which sees the introduction of Settlement Conferences in family proceedings.

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  • Re N – Supreme Court Considers Art 15 Discretion

    May 9, 2016

    The Supreme Court considers the provisions of Article 15(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 and the question of whether the courts of England or Hungary should have jurisdiction to determine proceedings concerning the future welfare of two young girls.

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  • Wasted Costs Orders in Care Proceedings

    March 21, 2016

    Review of Re L (Case Management: Wasted Costs) EWFC 8B These proceedings concerned a young boy who had suffered injuries whilst in the care of his parents. The matter was listed before His Honour Judge Bellamy for a two day fact finding hearing. At this hearing the Judge adjourned...

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  • Changes to Special Guardianship Regulations

    March 8, 2016

    The 29th of February 2016 saw The Special Guardianship (Amendment) Regulations 2016 come into force. The changes create additional factors that need to be addressed in any Special Guardianship assessment that is ordered after this date.

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