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Family Procedure Rules 2010: How powerful is the court?

March 30, 2011 1 comment

Court powers in managing a case

All this week I am examining the Family Procedure Rules 2010, drawing out what I believe to be the most important changes for practitioners and clients. Today I’m looking at case management, in particular the way in which the rules provide a fascinating insight into how the court ticks, and the vast range of orders…

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Family Procedure Rules 2010: A Guide

March 28, 2011 3 comments

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The Family Procedure Rules 2010, which are effective from 6 April 2011, are an essential read for solicitors and clients throughout England and Wales because they herald major changes in family law’s procedures and practice. When they come into force there will be just one code, which is intended to modernise and standardise family court…

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Radio Gaga (From Solicitors Journal)

March 23, 2011 1 comment

From my latest Solicitors Journal column “Family Business”, 22/03/2011. Radio gaga Marilyn Stowe offers her hard-won survival guide for going on air What is it about radio and television that leaves so many solicitors stricken by fear? I have seen some of the most poised and charismatic of our peers mumble, bumble and tug uncomfortably…

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Purim and the curious case of M v F & Others

March 21, 2011 1 comment

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This weekend marked the Jewish festival of Purim. It commemorates Queen Esther, who managed to save the lives of the Persian Jews who were to be massacred by the wicked noble Haman. By begging for their lives, the Queen put herself at great risk. The King, who didn’t know she was Jewish herself, was moved…

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The Times’ Top Legal Bloggers

March 17, 2011 0 comments

The Times lists its Top Legal Bloggers today, and I am delighted to have been included. What an honour! The roll call is accompanied by an interesting piece about the future of legal blogging. Journalist Pat Long points out that although fewer new blogs are being launched, in the face of competition from other social…

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New York: behind the steel and glass

March 9, 2011 3 comments

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New York is buzzing. The recession is over, the streets are thronged with people, the tills in the shops are ringing and the restaurants are packed. When I was there last week, the city that never sleeps certainly lived up to its reputation. Although I had some work to do, I still made time for…

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