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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2014

Waiting for the Children and Families Bill

The current law governing children proceedings is the Children Act 1989, which came into force in 1991. It has previously been described by Lord Mackay as “the most comprehensive an… Read More

Estate planning and international jurisdictions

If you hold assets in different countries, you need to make sure your estate planning caters for the different succession laws in those countries, and does not cause a jurisdiction contes… Read More

How family law ended a republic and founded an empire in Ancient Rome

We’re often told that had Cleopatra’s nose been shorter, the whole face of the earth would have changed, but very few people have considered what might have occurred had Cleop… Read More

Domestic abuse: how employers can help

On Tuesday 25th November 2014 Public Health England (PHE) begins its 16 Days of Action campaign. As part of… Read More

Mythbusting the care home fees cap

The care home fees cap of £72,000 is set to be introduced in 2016. What is this amazing generosity by the government? Does this mean that we no longer have to worry about selling ou… Read More

Defaulting on child maintenance could affect your credit rating

Following on from news of the ‘Family Test’ being unveiled, the Department for Work and Pensions has another trick up its sleeve. Subject to parliamentary approval, the Read More

The Children and Families Act 2014: a pro-contact approach

In determining whether spending no time with a non-resident parent is better than meaningless or even detrimental time spent with them, a judge is asked to intervene in life-changing circ… Read More