Reviewing Findings of Fact in Care Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted July 29th, 2014 in care orders, evidence, family courts, news by sally

‘Jennifer Kotilaine, barrister, of 42 Bedford Row considers the President’s endorsement of the three-stage test in Re ZZ [2014] EWFC 9.’

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Family Law Week, 28th July 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Children to get a greater voice in family courts – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 29th, 2014 in children, family courts, news by sally

‘Children aged 10 and over caught up in family hearings will be able to tell judges their thoughts and feelings on the cases affecting them, the justice minister has announced.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 28th July 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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Children will be seen and heard in Family Courts – Ministry of Justice

Posted July 25th, 2014 in children, dispute resolution, family courts, press releases by tracey

‘Children will be given a greater voice in the family justice system so they can tell judges how they feel and what they think about the family disputes they are involved in.’

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Ministry of Justice, 25th July 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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Applications Without Notice: A Practitioner’s Guide – Family Law Week

Posted July 22nd, 2014 in case management, children, family courts, freezing injunctions, news by sally

‘Rodney Noon, solicitor, provides a detailed review of the law and practice of – and the court’s attitude to – without notice applications in family proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 17th July 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Applications Without Notice: A Practitioner’s Guide – Family Law Week

Posted July 18th, 2014 in children, family courts, freezing injunctions, news by tracey

‘Rodney Noon, solicitor, provides a detailed review of the law and practice of – and the court’s attitude to – without notice applications in family proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 17th July 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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19,000 more parents in child cases with no lawyer – BBC News

‘More than 19,000 more parents appeared in civil courts with no lawyer in cases about children, in the year after legal aid cuts, it has emerged.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Unintended consequences of family justice reform – Family Law Week

‘Byron James, barrister, Fourteen considers some of the less publicised consequences of the reform of the family justice system.’

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Family Law Week, 27th June 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Thousands of mothers have multiple babies removed – BBC News

‘Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd June 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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In re ZZ (Children) – WLR Daily

Posted June 19th, 2014 in appeals, care orders, children, family courts, law reports by sally

In re ZZ (Children) [2014] EWFC 9; [2014] WLR (D) 256

‘The court’s approach to a review fact-finding hearing applied whether the issue arose before the same judge or a different judge, whether in the same or different proceedings, and whether in relation to the same or different children; different approaches were not called for in different forensic contexts although the application of the general approach in any particular case would reflect the circumstances of that case.’

WLR Daily, 12th June 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

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Separating divorce and financial disputes – more process than substance – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted June 16th, 2014 in children, costs, divorce, family courts, financial dispute resolution, news by sally

‘Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division has considered in his most recent opinion piece, both his commentary on the bedding down of the recent procedural changes that came in to force on the 22 April 2014, and looking to the future, he has invited Mostyn J and Cobb J to chair a new Financial Remedies Working Group to look at further change.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th June 2014

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

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Family court case spanning 13 years is ‘longest case’ in history, judge says – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 16th, 2014 in appeals, children, contact orders, family courts, news by sally

‘A family court case which has taken almost 13 years is believed by a judge to be the longest running in history.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Court crisis warning as legal aid cuts trigger surge in parents fighting for child custody without lawyer – Daily Telegraph

‘Lawyers warn of ‘huge delays’ in family court cases as number of parents facing prospect of representing themselves jumps 48 per cent’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2014

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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The Serial Removal of Children from Young Mothers – is this right? – Family Law Week

‘Maureen N Obi-Ezekpazu, FRSA, Barrister and Mediator, Family Matters, asks what can be done to help the plight of young mothers who have had several children permanently removed.’

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Family Law Week, 18th May 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Finance and Divorce Update – Family Law Week

‘Jessica Craigs, senior solicitor, and David Salter, Joint Head of Family Law, both of Mills & Reeve LLP analyse the financial remedies and divorce news and cases published in April.’

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Family Law Week, 17th May 2014

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

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Judges criticise impact of legal aid cuts – The Guardian

‘There has been a large increase in unrepresented claimants, outbreaks of courtroom violence, extra litigation and increased costs, according to senior judges who have criticised the impact of legal aid cuts in the family courts.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2014

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Cuts will not damage family justice, says Munby – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Legal aid cuts will not undermine family justice, the head of the Family Division insisted last week as he mooted plans for judge-free divorces and greater legal rights for separating cohabitees.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th May 2014

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

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The Family Justice Reforms – Remarks by Sir James Munby

Posted April 30th, 2014 in children, courts, divorce, families, family courts, legal history, news by sally

The Family Justice Reforms (PDF)

Remarks by Sir James Munby

Judiciary of England and Wales, 29th April 2014

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

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Family justice reforms to benefit children – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 24th, 2014 in care orders, children, family courts, press releases, time limits by tracey

‘The largest family justice reforms for a generation will come into effect today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 22nd April 2014

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

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New Family Court comes into being amid justice reforms – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2014 in care orders, delay, divorce, expert witnesses, family courts, news, time limits by sally

‘New combined Family Courts have come into being in England and Wales as part of family justice system reforms.’

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BBC News, 22nd April 2014

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Family head clamps down on care time limit, but hails pioneering court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 17th, 2014 in care orders, courts, drug abuse, family courts, news, time limits by tracey

‘The Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) must be a “vital component” of the unified Family Court, the head of the Family Division said in a judgment highlighting the need for strict adherence to the time limit for resolving care cases.’

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Family Law Week, 16th April 2014

Source: www.lawsocietygazette.co.uk

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