Monthly Family Law Archives: June 2016

In the wake of recent surrogacy bans, loosely regulated Cambodia attracts Indian industry

In the wake of recent surrogacy bans, loosely regulated Cambodia attracts Indian industry

Following India’s commercial surrogacy ban for foreigners, prospective parents and surrogates alike are turning to Cambodia. Over a dozen Thai and... Read More

Woman seeks permission for children to have contact with her sex offender partner

Woman seeks permission for children to have contact with her sex offender partner

In Michigan last Monday a court heard a women’s application to permit her boyfriend to have contact with her children, despite agreeing during her... Read More

Should children have contact with a convicted sex offender?

Should children have contact with a convicted sex offender?

In Michigan last Monday, a court heard a women’s application to permit her new boyfriend to have contact with her children, despite agreeing... Read More

Romanian courts award father custody without allowing child to be heard in cross-jurisdictional case

Romanian courts award father custody without allowing child to be heard in cross-jurisdictional case

The Supreme court have upheld a Court of Appeal ruling that the English Courts do not have the jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a custody order obtained in... Read More

Court of Appeal upholds judges discretion in child abduction case

Court of Appeal upholds judge’s discretion in child abduction case

Sir James Munby, sitting in the Court of Appeal, upheld the decision of a Deputy High Court Judge to return three children to Hungary despite their... Read More

Lawyer switches sides in 100m family law dispute

Lawyer switches sides in $100m family law dispute

A Western Australian woman has sought an injunction to prevent her ex-partner’s solicitors from continuing to act in their property and child custody... Read More

The importance of 'habitual residence' in child abduction

The importance of 'habitual residence' in child abduction

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court allowed an appeal by the non-biological mother of a child. The Court held that the unilateral removal of the... Read More

Repeat removals of children: breaking the cycle

Repeat removals of children: breaking the cycle

A mother in Newcastle has had 17 children taken into care by social services over a 30-year period, a new report by Barnardo’s charity Pause has... Read More

The fallibility of human justice: birth parents acquitted of abuse after their child is adopted

The fallibility of human justice: birth parents acquitted of abuse after their child is adopted

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has ordered a full re-hearing of a care and placement application made by a local authority in 2013... Read More

Birth parents seek to overturn adoption order after acquittal

Birth parents seek to overturn adoption order after acquittal

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has ordered a full re-hearing of a care and placement application made by a local authority in 2013... Read More