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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2014

Child Abduction: Grounds for instruction of an expert and the burden of proof fo...

The recent case of Re F (A Child) EWCA Civ 275 involved an appeal, arising out of proceedings under th… Read More

Committal in the Family Court – Part 2: Recent cases

Given the high procedural hurdle that must be surmounted to achieve a committal order, are they ever used in practice? This piece looks at a few examples in the last few years. Read More

Committal in the Family Court – Part 1: Procedure

The jurisdiction of England and Wales is renowned for its provision for the weaker party in financial remedy proceedings ancillary to a divorce. However, what goes hand in hand with this,… Read More

Grandparents to be granted greater rights?

With the next general election in sight, David Cameron, speaking at an event in North London, has suggested that grandparents who take care of children are getting the Read More

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Vardags lawyers attend Hague Conference on child abduction

Vardags lawyers Catherine Thomas, Neil Graham, Olivia Buchan and Charlotte Sanders all travelled to the Netherlands between 7 Read More

Ayesha joins grandparents' rights discussion on ITV's This Morning

On 22 May 2014, Ayesha returned to the sofa opposite Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby at ITV’s This Morning. However, this time it was not for an edition of Legal Eagles… Read More

Publication of judgments in the Family Courts

On 16 January 2014, the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, issued new guidance relating to the publication of judgments in the family courts and the Court of Protection. Read More