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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Father fails in bid to remove judge

August 14, 2017 4 comments

A father caught up in an acrimonious contact dispute has been refused permission to force the judge to leave the case. The parents in question married back in 2010 but separated three years later. Their daughter, ‘E’, was born in 2011, and after the divorce both parents initially shared care, with the father looking after…

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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

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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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