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Monthly Family Law Archives: July 2017

Top family judge gives legal judgment in form of letter

Mr Justice Peter Jackson has given his decision to a High Court case heard this month in the form of a letter addressed directly to the teenage boy whose future the case concerned. Read More

Recognising foreign adoptions: W v The Secretary of State for the Home Departmen...

The recent case of W v The Secretary of State for the Home Department concerns a married couple who are Nigerian cit… Read More

Has marriage lost its health benefits in the modern world?

Contrary to comprehensive research demonstrating that marriage is good for your health, a US s… Read More

Experts' Group propose new Hague Convention on the cross-border enforcement of f...

A group of legal experts met in The Hague last week in order to discuss best practices surrounding the enforcement of family law agreements in foreign states. Chaired by Professor Paul Be… Read More

A closer look at the court's role in preventing child radicalisation in A Local...

The case In A Local Authority v HB, Mr Justice MacDonald had to decide whether the mother, w… Read More

Re CB [2017]: domestic abuse case adjourned to offer father "one final, time-lim...

Mr Justice Cobb, sitting in the Family Division of the High Court, last week adjourned the contact applications of an allegedly abusive father and the leave to remove applications of the… Read More

President of the Family Division expresses his support for settlement conference...

The President of the Family Division has released a statement confirming his support for the piloting of settlement conferences for public and private law children cases. He states:… Read More