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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2015

Guide to child maintenance for unmarried parents

The most recent statistics available suggest that 40.6 percent of all births in the UK are to unmarried parents. While the law is well known for children of married couples, it is of… Read More

Parents suspected of travelling to join Isis can keep their children

President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has ruled that parents suspected of attempting to travel overseas to join Isis may keep their children… with the proviso that they… Read More

Courts and Tribunals Judiciary 2015 diversity statistics

The numbers are in for the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary 2015 diversity statistics. Things are looking very slightly better for women, while for black or minority ethnic (BME) judges, th… Read More

Pensions and Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984

Here we explore making a pensions application under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act (MFPA) 1984. Establishing jurisdi… Read More

Court of Appeal awards adult daughter landmark award from her mother’s estate

"An Englishman still remains at liberty at his death to dispose of his own property in whatever way he pleases". (Mr Justice Oliver in Re Coventry dec’d … Read More

Ashley Madison site hacked

Ashley Madison, a dating site that explicitly targets people who are otherwise attached has been hacked by a group calling itself the Impact Team. Ashley… Read More

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Why ‘Law and Finance’?

Once upon a time, family law was considered a minor legal discipline – simple, straightforward, largely bureaucratic – perhaps a little bit ‘high street’. That has… Read More