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Monthly Family Law Archives: August 2017

Burning bridges: abducted UK children at greater risk if UK cuts legal ties with EU

Burning bridges: abducted UK children at greater risk if UK cuts legal ties with EU

As Brexit talks continue, government officials have warned that parents will find it more difficult to recover abducted children back to the UK if an agreement... Read More

A brief history of wardship

A brief history of wardship

Broadly defined as the power of the state to protect the interests of vulnerable people—usually children—by assuming control over their affairs, wardship... Read More

Couple takes battle to legalise heterosexual civil partnerships to the Supreme Court

Couple takes battle to legalise heterosexual civil partnerships to the Supreme Court

After suffering a fresh defeat in the Court of Appeal back in February, a heterosexual couple who wish to enter into a civil partnership have been given the... Read More

Reconciling religion and the constitution: a brief overview of family law in Tunisia

Reconciling religion and the constitution: a brief overview of family law in Tunisia

It is hardly a coincidence that Beji Caid Essebsi, President of Tunisia picked 13 August to announce a review of the nation's inheritance law. This was... Read More

House of Commons briefing paper: single people have right to obtain parental orders for surrogate children

House of Commons briefing paper: single people have right to obtain parental orders for surrogate children

Yesterday, the House of Commons Library published a briefing paper titled ‘Children: surrogacy, and single people and parental orders (UK)’. The paper... Read More

Judge reluctantly grants children indirect contact with father in Q v R

Judge reluctantly grants children indirect contact with father in Q v R

In the protracted case of Q v R, Her Honour Judge Vincent was torn between the wishes of two children not to see their father and the obvious benefits of... Read More

AM v DF: clarifying the law around the temporary removal of children from the jurisdiction to a non-Hague Convention country

AM v DF: clarifying the law around the temporary removal of children from the jurisdiction to a non-Hague Convention country

In AM v DF, Baker J considered the father’s appeal against the varying of a prohibited steps order which would allow the mother to take their children on... Read More

Child better served by British rather than Indian nationality, court rules in Re K (A Child)

Child better served by British rather than Indian nationality, court rules in Re K (A Child)

Mr Justice Bodey has granted a mother permission to proceed with an application on behalf of her child for British citizenship. In a pioneering judgment, in... Read More

A glance at Lady Hale and her impact on family law

A glance at Lady Hale and her impact on family law

On 2 October 2017, Baroness Hale of Richmond will succeed Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury as President of the UK Supreme Court. Deputy President of the Supreme... Read More

NHS placement confirmed for suicidal teen girl at the centre of damning judgment from Sir James Munby

NHS placement confirmed for suicidal teen girl at the centre of damning judgment from Sir James Munby

A safe bed has been found for a 17-year-old girl with significant mental health issues days after Sir James Munby, who presided over the case, decried the lack... Read More