The need for accuracy

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May 8, 2017 3 comments

contact, family law

To some, the case of Re A (A Child) (Error of Fact in Judgment) may seem like a waste of precious court time, not to mention legal fees, but sometimes complete accuracy in a judgment is important. The case concerned a father’s contact with his fourteen year old daughter, ‘A’. Although the judgment does not…

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Brexit, divorce and more

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March 24, 2017 0 comments

family law

A WEEK IN FAMILY LAW The High Court has held that a ten year old boy, who has been brought up as a Muslim, must attend an Islamic faith school in London, despite his father’s objections. The father described himself as an “Anglo-Saxon” atheist, said he wanted his son to have a secular education.  His…

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Girl must be brought back to England, court rules

March 23, 2017 0 comments

child contact

The mother of a primary school pupil has been refused permission to appeal against an order that she must be returned to England from Northern Ireland. In AH v DT, the parents had a two year relationship which ended in 2014, following the birth of a daughter, ‘E’. The situation then became acrimonious. The mother…

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Divorce dispute lasts longer than marriage

March 20, 2017 0 comments

family law

An ongoing financial dispute between a divorced couple has now run longer than the pair were married. The former husband was a commodities broker with homes in Ibiza and Verbier, Switzerland, while the wife was a model. Now both in their early thirties, the couple met in 2010 and lived a “hedonistic” life until they…

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10 year-old ‘must be educated in Islamic school’

March 19, 2017 4 comments

family law

A ten year-old boy is to attend an Islamic faith school in London despite his father’s objections. The child’s father had converted to Islam when he married the mother. However once their nine-year marriage came to an end, the man abandoned the faith. At the High Court he was described as an “Anglo-Saxon” atheist. Since…

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Six year-old ‘should be returned to Northern Cyprus’

February 17, 2017 2 comments

children and divorce

A six year-old boy should be returned to Northern Cyprus, the High Court has ruled, despite an acrimonious relationship between his parents. In D v D, the father had applied for the boy’s  return, against the opposition of the mother. The parents married on the Mediterranean island in 2009 and the boy, ‘D’, was born…

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High Court approves caesarean on ‘phobic’ woman

November 17, 2016 1 comment

family law

A woman with a phobia of doctors should undergo a caesarean section, the High Court has ruled. The unnamed woman was in her 20s and lived in the south of England. Originally from a tribal community in Africa, she bore ritual scarring her doctors reported, and was also a suspected victim of female genital mutilation….

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Abandoned siblings to be adopted in the UK

August 17, 2016 0 comments

fostering and adoption

A brother and sister neglected and then abandoned by their Eastern European parents should be adopted, the Family Court has ruled. The couple in question married in Slovakia in 2012. The mother was originally from Hungary. Her Roma family spent much of her childhood homeless in Slovakia. She cannot read or write or speak English…

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