A personal review of the year, part 3

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December 22, 2017 1 comment

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This concludes my personal review of 2017. (The first two parts, covering January to August, can be found here and here). September: disruptive In a sign both of the times and of the enormous responsibilities placed upon our family courts, a headline in The Telegraph on the 7 September read: “Returning jihadis will end up…

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Multinational families ‘must be protected after Brexit’

November 16, 2017 4 comments

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The currently stalled Brexit negotiations risk the future of thousands of families according to a new report. Jointly produced by the Family Law Bar Association, the International Academy of Family Lawyers, and Resolution , the report addresses the implications for family law of Britain’s exit from the European Union. A network of legal agreements currently…

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Former Family Division President passes away (updated)

February 22, 2017 1 comment

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The Former President of the Family Division has died at the age of 71. Sir Nicholas Wall had retired from the role for health reasons in December 2012, less than three years after his appointment. He was succeeded by Sir James Munby. Sir Nicholas originally became a barrister at Gray’s Inn back in 1969, and…

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Non-disclosure, deceiving a family court and more

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October 21, 2016 0 comments

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A week in family law Here’s my pick from this week’s crop of family law-related stories: The Court of Appeal has allowed an appeal by a civil partner against the estate of her former partner, who she claims hid assets when entering into a financial settlement following the dissolution of their civil partnership. In 2010…

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At a Glance: new edition published

June 6, 2016 1 comment

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The latest edition of ‘At a Glance: Essential Tables for Financial Remedies’ has been published by the Family Law Bar Association (FLBA). Described by the FLBA as ‘the bible’ for family lawyers dealing with the financial aspects of their cases, this annual publication contains a wide range of reference material. The 2016-2017 edition has more…

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What exactly are the family courts for?

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March 9, 2016 3 comments

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It seems like a question that doesn’t need asking. After all, it has such an obvious answer: the family courts are there to resolve family disputes, whether they be between family members or the family and the state. Well, it seems that that simple proposition no longer tells the whole story. As the President of…

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Online Divorce: the potential pitfalls

March 6, 2016 2 comments

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It sometimes seems as though the Internet has taken over everything. Communication, music, shopping, you can find pretty much anything online. Now it appears that even family justice is next. In a speech to the Family Law Bar Association last week, Sir James Munby announced that from next year people will be able to divorce…

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Hot off the press: ‘At A Glance’ 2015-2016

June 4, 2015 0 comments

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The latest edition of legendary legal reference book At A Glance has just been published by the Family Law Bar Association. This annual publication aims to provide family lawyers with a one stop source of reference material on financial settlements following divorce. Subtitled Essential Tables for Financial Remedies, the book offers a full 110 pages…

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