Divorce & Financial Remedy Update, October 2018 – Family Law Week

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate, Mills & Reeve LLP considers the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during September 2018.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd October 2018

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UK threatens to deport grandchildren of evicted Chagossians – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2018 in bills, Chagos Islands, citizenship, deportation, families, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office is threatening to deport a teenage granddaughter of a former Chagos Islander, even though her mother holds British citizenship.’

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The Guardian, 2nd October 2018

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Ilott v Mitson (no. 2) revisited – Zenith PI

Posted September 27th, 2018 in appeals, families, news, Supreme Court, wills by tracey

‘At long last, 18 months after the judgments were delivered, Ilott v Mitson has reached the Law Reports – [2018] AC 554. It gives an opportunity to look again at some of the views expressed by the Supreme Court in what was and may well remain the one and only time that the interpretation of the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 was considered by the Supreme Court.’

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Zenith PI, 25th September 2018

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“Wait a Minute, Mr Postman”: Post-Adoption Contact after the Children and Families Act 2014 – Family Law Week

Posted September 27th, 2018 in adoption, contact orders, families, news by tracey

‘Dr Bianca Jackson, barrister, Coram Chambers and co-author of “Public Children Law: Contemporary Issues” examines the issue of post-adoption contact.’

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Family Law Week, 21st September 2018

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Coercive abuse and how a private client lawyer can help – Family Law

‘Coercive abuse became a criminal offence under the Serious Crimes Act in 2015. We define coercive abuse as the act of coercive or controlling behaviour in an intimate or family relationship.’

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Family Law, 25th September 2018

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Consent Orders: Triumph or Disaster? Working towards best practice in reaching consent orders – Family Law Week

Posted September 21st, 2018 in consent orders, families, family courts, news by tracey

‘Following a multi-professional seminar, David Pitcher, Family Court Adviser, Cafcass and Carol Mashembo, barrister, Magdalen Chambers, Exeter with Dr Anna Gough and Sarah Evans consider the issues concerning best practice in consent orders in family proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 11th September 2018

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Man who strangled his mother to death when she told him to move out is jailed for life – The Independent

Posted September 13th, 2018 in families, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who strangled his mother to death after she told him to move out of the family home has been jailed for life.’

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The Independent, 12th September 2018

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Be lenient to parents who abuse their own children if they also care for them, judges told – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2018 in carers, child abuse, families, news, sentencing by tracey

‘Parents who abuse their own children should be given leniency if they also care for the child, the Sentencing Council has said. Judges should consider not sending parents to prison if they are the “sole or primary carer” for their children because of the impact this could have on the victim, new guidelines say.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th september 2018

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Families of three dead Windrush victims can claim compensation – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2018 in compensation, deportation, families, illegality, immigration, news by sally

‘The families of three wrongly deported Windrush victims who died before UK officials were able to repatriate them will be able to claim compensation, the immigration minister has told the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2018

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Stephen Port victims’ families say legal funding unfair – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2018 in families, inquests, legal aid, legal representation, news by sally

‘Families of the victims of serial killer Stephen Port say it is unfair that they have to pay for legal representation at inquests into their relatives’ deaths while the police can rely on public money for their costs.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2018

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Mediation Matters: In royal circles and elsewhere, settling family disputes demands an open-minded focus on the future – Family Law

Posted August 23rd, 2018 in arbitration, families, news by sally

‘Apparent disagreements between Meghan Markle and her father, Thomas, before and following her marriage to Prince Harry, have dominated sections of the world’s press this summer.’

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Family Law, 22nd August 2018

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Reflections on family law: What is ‘family’? – Family Law

Posted August 21st, 2018 in cohabitation, families, news, parental responsibility by sally

‘Reflections on family law can occur in the most unusual of places. After a recent delayed flight from London to Chicago (taken by Michael), a couple were asked at customs whether they were family. Both gave conflicting answers: she said yes, and he said no! Over the jet-lagged fueled bickering, it got Michael thinking about how the concept or term ‘family’ can mean different things to different people. It turned out this couple were living together as boyfriend and girlfriend but their difference of opinion on whether they were family members recalled the recent lecture given by the former President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby.’

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Family Law, 17th August 2018

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Shaken Baby Syndrome – legal developments – Six Pump Court

Posted August 17th, 2018 in children, families, forensic science, murder, news, personal injuries by sally

‘This note is intended to set out how medical opinion in relation to and the Court’s approach to “shaken baby syndrome” have developed.’

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Six Pump Court, 22nd March 2018

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British Coal coke oven workers: Widow wins court battle – BBC News

Posted August 16th, 2018 in compensation, damages, families, industrial injuries, miners, news by sally

‘The widow of a coke oven worker who suffered chronic bronchitis because of harmful fumes has won £15,853 in a court battle against the UK government.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2018

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Home Office misled court about treatment of child refugees from Calais, judges find – The Guardian

‘The government “materially misled” the high court about its treatment of child refugees who applied for safe passage to the UK from Calais, giving incomplete evidence that was “a serious breach of the duty of candour and cooperation”, the court of appeal ruled on Tuesday.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2018

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The rise of private FDRs – Family Law

Posted July 31st, 2018 in arbitration, dispute resolution, families, financial provision, judges, news by sally

‘In his last interview for the Family Law Bar Association’s Family Affairs magazine, Sir James Munby ruminated that ‘I should have liked to do more on the money front’. In the same interview, when pondering his next steps, he makes clear, ‘I’m not – and I tempt the fates by saying this – I am not going off to become a private family mediator. I am not going to do private FDRs’.’

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Family Law, 30th July 2018

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Crackdown on divorcing parents who ‘alienate’ children from former partners – Family Law

Posted July 31st, 2018 in children, families, news, residence orders by sally

‘Parents could have access to their children restricted if they try to turn them against their child’s other parent, under a trial process about to be rolled out by Cafcass, the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.’

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Family Law, 30th July 2018

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DNA tests on asylum seekers dubious in law, Home Office admits – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2018 in asylum, children, DNA, families, news by tracey

‘Asylum seekers who were subjected to DNA swabs to prove their origins may be able to sue the government after the Home Office admitted the lawful basis for taking those samples was “dubious”.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2018

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Women jailed for allowing teenage boy to ‘rot to death’ in Leeds – The Guardian

‘Photographs of a teenager who died at home were “hauntingly reminiscent of starving victims in the extermination camps of the second world war”, according to a judge who jailed his mother, grandmother and sister.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2018

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Home Office ordered to pay £50,000 after child separated from father – The Guardian

Posted July 12th, 2018 in care orders, children, compensation, detention, families, immigration, news by sally

‘The Home Office has agreed to pay £50,000 compensation after a three-year-old girl was left in care while her father was unlawfully placed in immigration detention.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2018

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