It’s a truism that the world has shrunk in recent decades, thanks to inexpensive air travel and global communications systems.
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Frank Arndt, the Head of the International Family Law Department here at Stowe Family Law, recently represented the wife in a complex multinational divorce case.
A father who has been struggling to see his daughter for the last 12 years faces further delay after a judge adjourned proceedings until February.
The unnamed father won a High Court victory in September, when Lord Justice McFarlane
The Court of Appeal has reversed an earlier decision on whether the English courts had legal authority over a five year old girl born in Sweden.
In B (A Child), the girl and her mother came to England from Sweden for a brief period last year.
A mother from Bangladesh has successfully appealed against the adoption of her youngest child.
In Re E (Adoption order: proportionality of outcome to circumstances), she and her husband had moved to England with their two children. Once here, the mother began a relationship
The Court of Appeal has agreed to revoke a care order made for a now five year-old child, after the local authority admitted his circumstances had changed.
In May 2012, a judge had granted ‘placement orders’ for the a brother and sister, aged 11 and five,
Sir James Munby only became President of the Family Division in January but he has certainly made his voice heard across legal circles in the eight months since then.
In May he warned that people should only be sent to prison for contempt of court in
The father of a baby who died in infancy has successfully appealed a finding that he was the sole perpetrator of injuries she suffered before her death.
In Re A, authorities discovered that the child had suffered injuries to her ribs before she died. No
A grandmother has won permission to appeal against a care and placement order for her grandson. Placement orders are legal permission to place children with prospective adopters.
In C (A Child), the grandmother had applied for a ‘special guardianship’ order, with
A Kenyan born father has won an appeal against an order allowing his ex-partner to take their child back to the country for a holiday.
In Re A, the couple concerned were both born in the East African country and married there,
Lord Justice McFarlane has allowed a father’s appeal against a ruling made last year limiting him to email contact with his daughter, along with Christmas and birthday presents.
The father’s application for contact or residence will now return to the courts for another hearing.
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a mother who had been refused permission to seek three expert medical assessments of her disabled daughter.
In Re H-L, the 19 year-old mother had given birth to a child with a rare genetic disorder
A father found to have abused his stepdaughter and been violent towards his partner has been denied increased contact with his child.
In Re W, the father’s marriage had broken down. After divorce the father saw his daughter and her older half sister, who was born to the mother during an earlier
A Court of Appeal judge has granted a mother permission to make a second appeal against a care order after an earlier appeal was dismissed.
In G (A Child), an eight year-old boy was taken into care after concerns were raised about the care provided by his mother.
A mother whose four children have been taken into care has succeeded in an appeal against the placement of the youngest with her mother.
In Re N, the local authority had stepped in due to the mother’s history of violent relationships
The recent case of Re RC and JC concerned the abduction of two young children aged two and three.
The mother was Australian while the father is British by birth but is a permanent resident of Australia. The parties married in Australia and lived in Melbourne until 2010 when they returned to
The long-awaited Family Justice Review, published today, presented a golden opportunity to review and recommend changes to existing law. Instead the Review panel has failed families in crisis.
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