High Court judge Sir Paul Coleridge has claimed that he decided to step down from the bench because of opposition to his stance on marriage. Sir Paul is the founder and chairman of the Marriage Foundation, which aims to “champion
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Regular readers of this blog may well recall the saga of Petrodel v Prest, the long-running divorce dispute between Yasmin Prest and her wealthy ex-husband Michael which went all the way to the Supreme Court in June.
Lady Hale gave a brilliant speech about the impact of legal aid cuts this week.
The Court of Appeal has overturned care and placement orders for a one year-old child, saying the judge had not fully considered the impact of adoption.
S (A Child) concerned a woman in her 20s with “mild” learning difficulties. Her daughter, called ‘K’ in
The owners of a Cornish guesthouse who hit the headlines when they refused a double room to a gay couple have a launched an appeal in the Supreme Court.
Peter and Hazelmary Bull argue that their action did not constitute unlawful sex discrimination
A fair and equitable outcome – in other words, justice – lies at the heart of our legal system: at least in theory, if not always in practice! But is it enough for justice to be done – doesn’t it also need to be seen to be done? We need to feel confident that judges and juries can be
Supreme Court: English High Court can intervene in family disputes even if a child is not habitually resident
The Supreme Court has ruled that the English courts can intervene in a dispute over the residence of a British child who has never been to this country.
In the Matter of A (Children) concerned children born to a couple with a Pakistani
The estranged third wife of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch has apparently hired a new divorce lawyer, confounding expectations of a quiet split after he filed to end the marriage.
Wendi Deng Murdoch had previously been represented by the same lawyer who advised
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal against a care order intended to save a child from the risk of future psychological harm.
In Re B, the child had been removed from her parents shortly after the birth and placed in temporary care under an interim order. The parents visited the child regularly and formed
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a woman in a long-running divorce dispute with her wealthy ex-husband.
Yasmin Prest appealed to the highest court in the land last year. The Court of Appeal had just overturned an earlier ruling that Petrodel Resources and other companies controlled
This Wednesday morning the Supreme Court will announce a decision in one of the most controversial and significant family law cases of recent years. It’s a case in which we have seen a stark clash between the differing perspectives of commercial and family law
A child case case involving a Pakistani family is to be considered by the Supreme Court.
ZA & Anor v NA concerned a couple of Pakistani origin and revolved around the important legal concept of ‘habitual residence’. The parents separated and the father returned to
A Scientologist who lost a High Court bid to marry in the organisation’s London venue has been granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court.
Louisa Hodkin had planned to marry fiancé Alessandro Calcioli in the Church of
I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read a certain speech by Lord McNally.
Appearing at the Grange Holborn Hotel earlier this week, the Minister of State for Justice addressed the current state of the family justice system, as well as the government’s
Former US President Bill Clinton has said that a law he signed defining marriage as between a man and a woman was unconstitutional and should be amended.
The Democrat who signed the Defense of Marriage Act into law in 1996 wrote in a
The Supreme Court has issued rulings in two separate care cases, unanimously allowing one appeal and dismissing the second.
In the matter of L and B (Children) was an appeal centred around the right of a judge to
A case which sent shockwaves through family law circles in October will head to the Supreme Court in March next year. Lord Justices Patten, Rimer, and Thorpe at the Court of Appeal have given Yasmin Prest permission to appeal to the Supreme Court …
Jaws will have hit the floor in family law firms across the country today: the Court of Appeal has shocked commentators by ruling that the oil tycoon Michael Prest need not hand over a massive £17.5 million to his ex-wife.
So here I am: sitting in 30 degree heat, lounging on a white sandy beach and looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Supreme Court has delivered its eagerly-awaited judgment in the Scottish case of Gow v Grant. One interesting point is the emphasis on the fair and reasonable - even for cohabiting couples.
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