Monthly Family Law Archives: January 2017

Preventing the presumption of child contact for violent parents: Cobb J amends Practice Direction 12J

Preventing the presumption of child contact for violent parents: Cobb J amends Practice Direction 12J

Mr Justice Cobb has called for revisions to Practice Direction 12J as part of a wider effort to make the family justice system safer for victims of domestic... Read More

A status update on Law Commission proposals from the MoJ

A status update on Law Commission proposals from the MoJ

On Thursday 12 January, the Ministry of Justice published their 2015-2016 'Report on the implementation of Law Commission proposals'. The report, covering the... Read More

Family law courts war on terror: the growing issue of child radicalisation

Family law courts’ war on terror: the growing issue of child radicalisation

Yesterday morning, the parents of ‘Jihadi Jack’, John Letts and Sally Lane, arrived for their trial at the Old Bailey. Their 20-year-old son is thought to... Read More

Family Law: What to expect in 2017

Family Law: What to expect in 2017

As we look to the year ahead, we consider what change should come about in the coming months and beyond. The will-changes ‘De-linking’... Read More

New website makes legal information accessible to children

New website makes legal information accessible to children

On Monday, Coram’s Child Law Advice service launched LawStuff, a website which provides free legal information for children and young people. Funded... Read More

Viscount and Lady Weymouth take aristocracys first steps to surrogacy

Viscount and Lady Weymouth take aristocracy’s first steps to surrogacy

In recent weeks, Viscount and Lady Weymouth have become the first members of the British aristocracy to have a baby born by surrogacy after Lady Weymouth... Read More

Cross-examination of vulnerable people in the family courts: Munby and Truss call for reform

Cross-examination of vulnerable people in the family courts: Munby and Truss call for reform

On 30 December 2016, President of the Family Division Sir James Munby released a statement regarding the cross-examination of alleged victims in the family... Read More