Video guides to life as a judge

November 8, 2017 0 comments

family law

The Court and Tribunals Judiciary has published a series of video guides to life as a High Court Judge. The seven short films feature ‘behind the scenes’ interviews with judges in different branches of the High Court, discussing key elements of the role, including a typical day, the pressures of the job, available support and…

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New senior liaison judge for the Family Division

October 17, 2017 0 comments

law

Veteran Judge Mr Justice Baker has been appointed Senior Liaison Judge for the Family Division. Family Division liaison judges supervise individual judges on their court circuit, deciding which cases they will hear and where they will sit. In his new role, Mr Justice Baker will have supervisory responsibility for the other liaison judges. Meanwhile he…

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Welcoming our new High Court judges

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September 19, 2017 0 comments

family law

Over the last month three new Family Division High Court judges have been appointed, with effect from 2 October. I have been doing a little background reading on them, including having a look at one of the cases they were involved in whilst practising as barristers, and I thought I would share what I have…

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New High Court Judge appointed to the Family Division

September 18, 2017 0 comments

family law

QC David Basil Williams has been appointed to the Family Division of the High Court. The veteran barrister will become the Honourable Mr Justice Williams on 2 October. Currently with the central London family law set 4 Paper Buildings (‘4PB’), he was first called to the Bar in 1990 and became a QC four years…

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Wrongly imprisoned man’s damages claim allowed

April 13, 2017 1 comment

family law

A man who was wrongly imprisoned by a Judge in the Family Division of the High Court can proceed in his bid for damages. The Court of Appeal has unanimously ruled in favour of the man, who has only been identified as ‘LL’. In an April 2014 judgement by Ms Justice Russell, he was sentenced…

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New Family Division judge appointed

October 3, 2016 1 comment

family law

Veteran barrister Nicholas Francis QC has been appointed a Judge of the High Court. His term will begin on Thursday October 6 following the retirement of Dame Mary Hogg DBE. He has been appointed to the Family Division under Sir James Munby and will be known in his official capacity as the Honourable Mr Justice…

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Fashion retailer order to pay £70 million in divorce

March 10, 2016 1 comment

finances and divorce

The founder of popular online fashion retailer ASOS has been ordered to pay a £70 million divorce settlement. Nick Robertson, now 48, co-founded the site in June 2000, at the height of the so-called ‘dotcom bubble’. Named after the acronym for ‘as seen on screen’, it offers clothing, accessories and beauty items to a ten…

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Court ends freezing injunction against wife and son

October 20, 2015 0 comments

family law

The High Court has ruled that an injunction which prevented a property investor’s wife and son from running a business cannot continue. Last June, the Cypriot businessman’s wife sought to end their marriage after 34 years. The couple, now in their sixties, had two sons. Prior to the breakdown of their relationship, the wife and…

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High Court orders FGM protection for three girls

July 27, 2015 1 comment

London, family law

The Family Division of the High Court has put three sisters under protection from female genital mutilation (FGM). All three of the girls, aged six, nine and 12, were made subjects of a protection order designed specifically to prevent the practice. Such orders were first introduced into UK law earlier this month, and this case…

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