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Yearly Family Law Archives: 2017

US rapist gets joint legal custody of 12-year-old victim's child

A man who raped a 12-year-old girl and fathered her child has been awarded joint legal custody and visitation rights of the now 8-year-old boy. The decision has left many in shock… Read More

Father whose ex-partner forged his consent to IVF loses damages claim

A father whose ex-partner forged his consent to IVF treatment at IVF Hammersmith lost his claim for damages in the High Court on Friday.… Read More

Piers Pressdee QC on private children law and domestic abuse

The newly revised judicial guidance about child arrangements in domestic abuse cases came into force earlier this month. Vardags was joined by Piers Pressdee QC on Tuesday morning to… Read More

Germany's first same-sex couple marry in Berlin district famed for gay rights ac...

Last Sunday, the first marriages between same-sex couples took place in Germany after decades of gay rights demonstrations. After same-sex marriage was legalised in June, many couples sch… Read More

Spanish custody battle raises concerns about courts treatment of domestic violen...

A highly-publicised custody battle between a woman and the ex-husband who abused her sparked outrage in Spain after the mother of two was ordered to hand over her children to her for… Read More

Adoption proceedings in the moving case of A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor

Earlier this month, HHJ Wildblood QC presided over A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor, a “desperately sa… Read More

Modernising e-working in the family jurisdiction

Since the 2015 Autumn Statement, HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has been working to improve digital working in the family courts in order to Read More