Case News

This section takes the no-nonsense approach to case news: “it does what it says on the tin”. You can expect news, commentary and opinion on the latest cases and how they are likely to impact on family law and family life in the future.

Sharia law expert calls for UK courts to issue Islamic divorces
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Sharia law expert calls for UK courts to issue Islamic divorces By Chloe Wake

A prominent sharia law expert has called for UK courts to issue Islamic divorces. In recent recommendations, Dr Elham Manea, an advisor for the Homes Affairs Select Committee, proposed a specialised unit be created to protect the rights of Muslim women. She has advocated for mandatory civil marriages alongside religious ceremonies and recommends that Imams who violate the rules are sanctioned…. Read more »

Wyatt v Vince settlement to be made public, court rules
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Wyatt v Vince settlement to be made public, court rules By Hannah Yellop

At the Royal Courts of Justice on 20th May 2016, Mr Justice Cobb presided over the latest instalment of the Wyatt v Vince financial legal battle, ruling that the final settlement reached by the parties should be published

Kesha and Dr Luke: The Troubling Place Where Family and Contract Law Intersect
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Kesha and Dr Luke: The Troubling Place Where Family and Contract Law Intersect By Anna Delves

Anyone wondering where Kesha, singer of the chart-topping Tik Tok, has been for the past few years had that question answered when her court case against producer Dr Luke blew up on social media last month.

Court of Appeal decision on domestic violence legal aid applications: farewell to the 24 month evidentiary time bar!
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Court of Appeal decision on domestic violence legal aid applications: farewell to the 24 month evidentiary time bar! By Kathryn Mason

Earlier this week, I wrote a piece on the impact of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) on victims of domestic violence.

Long term partner wins half of home she shared with married man
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Long term partner wins half of home she shared with married man By Kathryn Mason

Last week, I reported on Joy Williams’ property case in the London County Central Court. Today, it has been held that the interest in the property should belong to Joy Williams and not, Norman’s estranged wife.