Divorce can cost £2,100 per year in lost retirement income

Prudential highlights the effect of divorce on retirement finances.

Full story: Family Law Week

Parents lose court battle over fitting a heart monitoring device in their seven-year-old daughter

Doctors say the youngster has a rare heart problem and might die if she suffers another cardiac arrest.

Full story: The Telegraph

No "broad natural parent presumption" confirms Court of Appeal

Testamentary guardians succeed in appeal against child arrangements order.

Full story: Family Law Week

‘DIY justice’ or vital reform – what do we know about legal aid?

Full Fact examines the claims and counter-claims about legal aid provision.

Full story: Family Law Week

Privy Council judgment on lump sum and beneficial interests to be handed down

Judgment in Bromfield v Bromfield due on 27th April.

Full story: Family Law Week

Top judge tells parents to be strict on teens

The country’s top family judge has urged parents to do more to ensure that fractious and rebellious teenagers do what they “ought” to be doing.

Full story: The Independent

Access to Justice in the Family Court – FLBA Briefing Paper

The FLBA has prepared a briefing paper on issues surrounding access to justice in the Family Court, to explain to candidates in the forthcoming election how changes to civil legal aid under LASPO are causing injustice to many children and their families.

Full story: Family Law

Deprivation of liberty: Commission eyes ‘simpler’ system to protect rights

Reforms will look to strike right balance by offering 'less cumbersome scheme' that retains effective safeguards.

Full story: Community Care
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Lancashire County Council v A (Burned Child) [2015] EWHC 1156 (Fam) (24 April 2015)

Final hearing of application for care and placement orders, including issue of cause of burns to child.

Full report: Bailii

E-R (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 405 (24 April 2015)

Appeal against order providing for child to move to live with her father, upon the anticipated death of her mother. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

CCC v M and F (Application for Rehearing) [2015] EWFC 35 (24 April 2015)

Application by father to discharge care order. Direction that there should be a further examination of the medical evidence.

Full report: Bailii

W (Children), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 403 (24 April 2015)

Care proceedings. Appeal against dismissal of contact application and adoption order. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

HC, Re [2015] EWCOP 29 (23 April 2015)

Application by the Public Guardian for an order revoking the appointment of a deputy.

Full report: Bailii
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Re J: A Lesson on Threshold and Logic

Alex Laing, pupil, and Radhika Handa, barrister, of Coram Chambers, consider Re J in which the Court of Appeal picked up a number of the themes articulated by the President in Re A.

Full article: Family Law Week

Divorce in the United Arab Emirates

Mary Barton, a consultant solicitor with James Berry & Associates, provides a brief outline of the law applicable on divorce in the United Arab Emirates.

Full article: Family Law Week

Mediation Matters: MIAMs can be so much more than a box-ticking exercise

Today, 22 April 2015, is the first anniversary of Children and Families Act legislation that made it compulsory for separating couples seeking a court order to first attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).

Full article: Family Law
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Case Comment: Wyatt v Vince [2015] UKSC 14

The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in Vince v Wyatt and appears to have sent the public into a frenzy (those that are on Twitter anyway)!

Full post: UKSC blog

New Guidance for Appeals

Paragraphs 19 and 20 of PD52C in respect of appeals to the Court of Appeal have been amended w.e.f. 6 April 2015.

Full post: Pink Tape

Are pro bono lawyers playing the Government’s game?

In 2013, as we all know, the Government abolished legal aid for many types of family law matters.

Full post: Marilyn Stowe Blog

A heartbreaking case of staggering genius

Gray v Work 2015.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Sir, you are vexing me!

Lucy Reed examines the use of civil restraint orders by the family court.

Full post: Pink Tape
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