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  • Resolution bangs the drum for no fault divorce
    Family law organisation Resolution has repeated its long-standing call for the introduction of no fault divorce at its National Conference in Bristol. Members highlighted the imminent arrival at the Supreme Court of the much-discussed Owens v Owens case, in which the eponymous Mrs Owens was refused a divorce on the ... read more
    Published on 04-20-2018
    5 hours ago
  • Cafcass figures, the Alfie Evans case and more
    A WEEK IN FAMILY LAW Cafcass has published its latest figures for care applications and private law demand, for March 2018. In that month the service received a total of 1,238 care applications. This figure represents a 3.5 per cent increase in comparison with February 2018 and is the second ... read more
    Published on 04-20-2018
    9 hours ago
  • Interim orders for the sale of property by Lesley Smythe
    It has been a long-standing principal of family law legislation that the courts cannot usually make an order for the sale of a property until proceedings have concluded. However, it is becoming increasingly common for lawyers to conclude that particular cases might benefit from such ‘interim’ orders. Here are some ... read more
    Published on 04-19-2018
    1 day ago
  • Definitely not how to deal with a children dispute!
    These days I am generally not in the habit of reading comments upon my posts here. However, the other day I was persuaded to read a comment made on my post last Thursday concerning the case P v C & Others, in which Ms Justice Russell ordered that the children ... read more
    Published on 04-19-2018
    1 day ago
  • Refusal to grant him residence did not breach father’s human rights
    At the risk of turning this into my ‘European week’, I wanted to write about another European Court of Human rights (ECHR) case handed down on the same day as the case I referred to here yesterday, also involving Russia, and also concerning the issue of a child’s residence. The ... read more
    Published on 04-18-2018
    2 days ago