14 June 2021
Tahmina Rahman summarises the issues in relation to a case where there is a legal test to discharge a care order.
14 May 2021
Andrew Bagchi QC and Anna Lavelle examine an important Court of Appeal ruling on fact-finding hearings and Lucas directions, and considerations of children giving oral evidence in family proceedings.
12 May 2021
Eleri Jones and Graeme Fraser explore the recognition and enforcement of maintenance following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
18 February 2021
Tahmina Rahman considers NB v MI  EWHC 224 (Fam) in which she appeared at the High Court in front of Mr Justice Mostyn.
05 February 2021
A Judge was scathing in his criticism of a local authority's failures, which resulted in a young boy being left in foster care for at least nine months longer than neccessary. Tahmina Rahman considers the practical implications of this case.
03 February 2021
Tahmina Rahman considers the guidance provided by the Court of Appeal to local authorities concerning duty of disclosure in care proceedings and concealed pregnancies.
23 December 2020
Simon Sugar considers a big money, long-marriage financial remedies dispute and, conduct apart, a paradigm case for the application of the equal sharing principle.
21 October 2020
Tahmina Rahman, examines the issues around the recusal application in family proceedings and the Court’s consideration of the test for actual or perceived bias in the case of Re C (a child)(2020) EWCA Civ 987.
05 June 2020
Elisabeth Andrews reviews the judgment in A Local Authority v The Mother and Ors  EWHC 1233 (Fam).
04 June 2020
Matthew Fletcher considers two recent decisions and analyses whether common threads that emerge could assist practitioners in advising clients and making submissions to the court as to whether a case is suitable to be heard remotely.
25 November 2019
The Court of Appeal clarifies that the inherent jurisdiction is not available where the 1996 Hague Convention applies. Eleri Jones considers the implications of the decision.
04 October 2019
Francesca Wiley QC considers the changing approach to parental alienation in the family courts, in the October 2019 edition of the Family Law journal.
03 October 2018
Katherine Dunseath and Joanne Wescott examine the Supreme Court decision in Mills v Mills, and the approach to variation of periodical payments subsequent to a capital order.
29 June 2018
Family analysis: What factors should parties take into consideration in identifying realistic placement options for a child at the start of care proceedings?
28 June 2018
Gemma Kelly and Nina Hansen, partner at Freemans Solicitors, examine the decision in A Local Authority v US and Others (in which
they represented the mother) and its practical implications.
01 February 2018
Eleri Jones contributed to "Divorce jurisdiction after Brexit" (February 2017)
17 July 2017
Cross examination and court processes are vital to ensuring family justice is fair and transparent, writes Julien Foster.
24 March 2017
The article continues Christopher’s regular reviews of the more important recent financial remedy cases, this one covering the period from October 2016 to March 2017
20 June 2016
Welcome. I am delighted to introduce this first newsletter of 2016; shorter than its predecessors, we hope to produce them more frequently.
09 June 2016
Local Government analysis: Birmingham’s children’s services department is to be run by a trust. Matthew Fletcher...