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

  • The Evolution of the Human Rights Claim in Part IV Proceedings

    June 16, 2017

    In the course of the past two years, claims under the Human Rights Act 1998 (‘HRA 1998’) have become a regular consideration for practitioners involved in section 31 Children Act proceedings. Pre 2015 there was very little in the way of domestic case law and as such the only...

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  • 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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