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Family Law Archive

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The UNHW divorce driving the art auction industry

Where the multimillions are made: UHNW divorce   “The Macklowe split has it all – octogenarians fighting for 5 years in the most acrimonious of proceedings. Enter stage left, real estate mogul Harry Macklowe, allegedly erecting a 42+ foot billboard of himself and his new wife on a Park Avenue building where the parties had... Read More

Sacha Lee discusses CAFCASS launching a new telephone service

Cafcass have launched a new telephone service for children and young people, with the aim that children have a space to ‘share their views about how well we supported them, how effectively we listened and understood what life is like for them, and how that understanding influenced what the Family Court Adviser recommended in their report... Read More

Private children: same difference?

Katherine Res Pritchard and Sacha Lee look at internal relocation and the approach taken by the courts following Re C. This article was first published by the Family Law Journal (Legalease). Internal relocation refers to a move by one parent with a child from one part of the UK to another. It is not unusual in the years post-separation... Read More

Child arrangements and no-fault divorce

The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020) comes into force today, 6 April 2022, and sees the implementation of ‘No-Fault Divorce’, a move which, it is hoped, will put an end to the ‘blame game’ by which divorce is often characterised at present. Currently, although the only ‘ground’ for... Read More

The Covid Vaccination Rollout, Children and Consent

First launched in the winter of 2020, the vaccine rollout has been a particularly successful one, with over 92 million vaccinations administered to date. Such success has reached a standstill, however, when it comes to the vaccination of children: a decision which treads the sensitive balance between parental consent and the... Read More

Why the use of parental alienation is controversial

‘Parental alienation’ is a term that is becoming increasingly commonplace in private children law proceedings. however, it remains controversial.  Initially, the approach of the English courts had been ambivalent. In March 2002, Tony Hobbs JP Chartered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist wrote an article in Family Law... Read More

The Sunday Times speaks to Caroline Korah and Georgina Hamblin about the use of smart tech in child and divorce proceedings

The Sunday Times recently spoke to Caroline Korah and Georgina Hamblin about the smart home tech now used to scupper reputations and divulge secrets during divorce and child arrangement proceedings. The article, written by Social Affairs Correspondent Emily Dugan, details how these ever-smarter devices can provide video and audio evidence of... Read More

Brexit, the Lugano Convention and why millions of expats may face two divorce cases

The future of family law was not the primary consideration when the UK weighed up leaving the European Union in 2016 – but that does not mean it was not affected. Before Brexit, the UK was part of Brussels II, a crucial piece of legislation that governed which country would have jurisdiction in disputed cases. By stating that the EU... Read More

“Landmark” Domestic Abuse Bill becomes law: what does it include?

On Thursday 29th April, the Domestic Abuse Bill received royal assent, completing its passage through the Houses of Parliament into law. Described as a “landmark piece of legislation” by Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland, the bill introduces, for the first time, a legal definition of domestic abuse that aims to go beyond physical... Read More

From afterschool clubs to play dates – the subtle ways some separated parents try to obstruct contact

Attempts to obstruct contact by one parent with the child(ren)’s other parent can take many forms – it is not always as explicit as simply refusing to allow a child to see another parent where their parents are separated. Instead, obstructive parents can come up with a wide variety of excuses to reduce or restrict contact. While... Read More
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