Baker J rejects husband’s financial remedy claim 26 years after decree nisi

Case distinguished from Wyatt v Vince.

Full story: Family Law Week

Improved mental health support for children in care

DfE announces pilot scheme.

Full story: Family Law Week

Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas to step down

Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas is to leave in March 2019 after more than 15 years with the organisation.

Full story: Children & Young People Now

Supreme Court to deliver judgment in civil partnership case on Wednesday, 27 June

Steinfeld judgment will consider bar on different-sex couples entering into civil partnerships.

Full story: Family Law Week

Care crisis: Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division has written the following for Family Law.

Full story: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Court of Appeal emphasises that time limit for care proceedings should be extended if necessary

Family Justice Council invited to draft authoritative guidance.

Full story: Family Law Week

Draft revised Practice Direction 27A – Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be applied in the High Court and Family Court)

This Practice Direction supplements FPR Part 27 and comes into force on 23 July 2018.

Full story: Family Law

South Yorkshire man wins protection order in forced marriage first

Police issue safeguarding order to protect male victim from honour-based abuse.

Full story: The Guardian
More news...

AB v CD & Ors [2018] EWHC 1590 (Fam) (13 April 2018)

Proceedings concerning two children born in 2010 as a result of a surrogacy arrangement, where a parental order was not available.

Full report: Bailii

S (A Child), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 1453 (21 June 2018)

Appeal by mother against summary dismissal of application under Hague Convention at the first directions hearing. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

XW v XH (No.2) (Reporting Restrictions Order) [2018] EWFC 44 (19 June 2018)

Applications by the parties for reporting restrictions order precluding publication of information relating to financial remedy proceedings.

Full report: Bailii

XW v XH [2017] EWFC 76 (21 December 2017)

Judgment in complex, big-money, financial remedies case.

Full report: Bailii

A v B (No. 2) [2018] EWFC 45 (14 June 2018)

Application by former husband for financial remedies, following divorce in 1992. Application dismissed.

Full report: Bailii
More cases...

How far will the Supreme Court go as it tackles Owens v Owens?

On 17 May, the Supreme Court heard the case of Owens v Owens. It is the first time that the ‘fault based’ divorce provisions in the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 (MCA 1973) have been considered by the highest court.

Full article: Family Law

Villiers - a cross border conundrum

Lucia Clark, Partner (dual-qualified in English and Scottish family law) and Alex Critchley, Solicitor, both of Morton Fraser LLP consider the implications of the recent Court of Appeal judgment in Villiers v Villiers.

Full article: Family Law Week

Special Guardianship Orders Clarified: 10 Points to Note

On 18th June 2018, the Court of Appeal  handed down judgment in the case of In the matter of P-S (Children) unanimously allowing an appeal by the children’s guardian.

Full article: St Ives Chambers (PDF)
More articles...

Social worker on the naughty step

M and N (Children : Local authority gathering, preserving and disclosing evidence) [2018] EWFC 40 (1 June 2018).

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Making Special Guardianship Order before child has lived with prospective carers

P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407 (18 June 2018).

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Alleged contempt, whilst in prison for contempt

Egeneonu v Egeneonu & Anor [2018] EWHC 1392 (Fam).

Full post: suesspiciousminds

My work life imbalance and the big gorgeous eyes

It's ironic that some weeks after the publication of the Bar Council's Working Lives Survey I've only just managed to scrape together enough time to knock up a blog post to say 'Damn Right we're stressed and overworked!

Full post: Pink Tape

Bob the Builder – Mail, please fix it!

The Daily Mail reported yesterday that a ‘Nurse’s one-year-old son is taken from her care after she let him sit in a Bob The Builder toy car that was ‘inappropriate’ for his age’.

Full post: The Transparency Project
More blog posts...

Find Family Law Solicitors in the UK on

LEGAL DNA, DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING AlphaBiolabs provides legal DNA Testing, drug & alcohol testing
Back injury compensation calculator




All original content copyright © J.S.Bolch