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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2015

Can a wife be ordered to leave the family home?

In the recent case of BR v VT  EWHC 2727 (Fam), Mostyn J considered an application, made by a husband in ancillary relief proceedings, to terminate the wife’… Read More

Guidance on radicalisation issued by President of the Family Division

Two months ago, Sir James Munby handed down judgment in a case involving children whose parents were held to be at risk of travelling to join ISIS. Now, the President of the Family Divisi… Read More

Court of Appeal rejects plea for pension equality

Changes in social attitudes, and the legislation which embodies those changes, cannot fully undo the effects of the past – Lord Justice Underhill Read More

Gap Years: Can they be treated as gifts?

Section 11 of Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (IHTA 1984) states that a disposition, or gift, will not be a transfer of value if i… Read More

Apna Haq refuge under threat

News broke in recent weeks that Apna Haq, a domestic violence refuge specialising in helping women from Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, was set to close following a funding c… Read More

What can we expect from the Family Synod?

'The Church is called to carry out her mission in fidelity, truth and love'. Sunday 4 October 2015 marked the start of the three-week Catholic Synod on family.  Read More

Mostyn J comments on press restrictions in the family courts

'To say that the law about the ability of the press to report ancillary relief proceedings which they are allowed to observe is a mess would be a serious understatement'. – Mr Justi… Read More