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Monthly Family Law Archives: July 2017

Top family judge gives legal judgment in form of letter

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... Read More

Recognising foreign adoptions W v The Secretary of State for the Home Department

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

The recent case of W v The Secretary of State for the Home Department concerns a married couple who are Nigerian citizens lawfully resident in the UK in a... Read More

Has marriage lost its health benefits in the modern world

Has marriage lost its health benefits in the modern world?

Contrary to comprehensive research demonstrating that marriage is good for your health, a US study has revealed that modern marriages do not benefit from the... Read More

Experts Group propose new Hague Convention on the cross-border enforcement of family law agreements

Experts' Group propose new Hague Convention on the cross-border enforcement of family law agreements

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.... Read More

A closer look at the courts role in preventing child radicalisation in A Local Authority v HB

A closer look at the court's role in preventing child radicalisation in A Local Authority v HB

The case In A Local Authority v HB, Mr Justice MacDonald had to decide whether the mother, who had planned to travel to Syria with the children, aged 6 and 3,... Read More

Re CB 2017 domestic abuse case adjourned to offer father one final, time-limited opportunity to co-parent

Re CB [2017]: domestic abuse case adjourned to offer father "one final, time-limited opportunity" to co-parent

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... Read More

President of the Family Division expresses his support for settlement conferences

President of the Family Division expresses his support for settlement conferences

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

CS & Another v PD 2017 The Hague convention, Article 13, and putting the children first

CS & Another v PD [2017]: The Hague convention, Article 13, and putting the children first

This ‘unusual’ case, so labelled by Mr Justice Holman in his judgment, which was finally resolved in April this year, emphasizes that, whilst statute can... Read More