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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2015

Court of protection: who bought all the pies?

In a somewhat unusual case before the Court of Protection, a divorced woman has lost control of her mother’s finances after she spent up to £250 a month on pastries. Read More

Re XZ [2015] and the Lasting Power of Attorney

Completion of a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and its implementation (or registration) is considered relatively straightforward. However, this is rather deceptive, as the document and t… Read More

Common intention constructive trust: ‘unclean hands’ no bar to cohabitee claims

Statute grants English judges considerable discretion when it comes to the transfer of property on the breakdown of a marriage. Cohabitees, however, are reliant on the complexities of Eng… Read More

China set to loosen one-child policy

After thirty-five years of being limited to one child per family, China looks set to move on. Not far though: it may only be a case… Read More

Mostyn J finds Ian McEwan guilty of misnaming The Children Act

High Court Judge Mr Justice Mostyn has suggested that superstar novelist Ian McEwan made a rookie error in naming his 2014 novel The Children Act. While Mostyn J finds the novel… Read More

A third of British working mothers are main family earners

A report published today by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) shows a marked shift in the way families work – both inside and outside the home – across Europe. I… Read More

Lord Lucan’s son applies for father to be ‘presumed dead’

George Bingham, son of the disappeared Lord Lucan has applied to the High Court to have his father declared ‘presumed dead’. Lord Lucan wen… Read More