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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2016

Court correct in granting surviving partner from unmarried couple first refusal...

In November 2015, Recorder Christopher Gardner QC ordered Mrs Lynn Lewis, daughter and sole beneficiary of Audrey Blackwell’s estate, to sell the house in which Mrs Blackwell lived… Read More

Property developer loses house to the long-term partner he refused to marry

A judge has ruled that 53 year-old property developer Stephen Farrer will not receive any of the net profits from the sale of a £1 million house he shared with his former partner. Read More

Gay heirs have equal inheritance rights over ancestral seat after landed family...

The Pembertons, a landed family who have resided at Trumpington Hall in Cambridgeshire for three centuries have rewritten the rules of their trust to ensure that same-sex partners of futu… Read More

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Religious divorce: Do you know your rights as well as your rites?

Complex international jurisdiction disputes are a perennial source of complexity in modern family law, particularly in cases involving high net worth individuals operating in an increasin… Read More

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Abusive father's application for summary return to New Jersey is refused

Ms Justice Russell, sitting in the Royal Courts of Justice, refused a father’s application for the summary return of his two children to New Jersey after they were brought to Englan… Read More

Child Maintenance Service leaves mothers £4 billion short in support payments

As the Child Maintenance Service closes up cases that were opened under the Child Support Agency, 57 percent of parents are being forced to abandon their claim for child support payments.… Read More