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Monthly Family Law Archives: September 2017

Adoption proceedings in the moving case of A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor

Adoption proceedings in the moving case of A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor

Earlier this month, HHJ Wildblood QC presided over A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor, a “desperately sad” public law case involving care and... Read More

Modernising e-working in the family jurisdiction

Modernising e-working in the family jurisdiction

Since the 2015 Autumn Statement, HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has been working to improve digital working in the family courts in order to ensure... Read More

Marriage Allowance a tax perk going unclaimed

Marriage Allowance: a tax perk going unclaimed

Following David Cameron’s drive to promote and encourage marriage during his tenure as Prime Minister, a tax break was introduced by the Conservative... Read More

Surrogacy and wardship in M v F & SM

Surrogacy and wardship in M v F & SM

On 23 August 2017, Mr Justice Keehan delivered a judgment on the parental order application of a single mother in relation to her biological child born via... Read More

Emma Gill analyses the purpose and pitfalls of the Child Maintenance Service in Family Law journal

Emma Gill analyses the purpose and pitfalls of the Child Maintenance Service in Family Law journal

Following the May 2017 release of the Commons Work and Pensions Committee's report on the Child Maintenance Service (CMS), Head of Manchester Office Emma Gill... Read More

FE v YE 2017 asylum claims halt applications under the 1980 Hague Convention, Mostyn J rules

FE v YE [2017]: asylum claims halt applications under the 1980 Hague Convention, Mostyn J rules

Sitting in the Family Division of the High Court, Mr Justice Mostyn considered an application under the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of... Read More

The estate tax dispute that helped usher in equal marriage rights A look at the legacy of Edith Windsor

The estate tax dispute that helped usher in equal marriage rights: A look at the legacy of Edith Windsor

A US woman, whose fight to reclaim over $363,000 in estate taxes struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in the Supreme Court and paved the way for equal... Read More

New York woman who lost custody of her children over a religious upbringing clause wins legal battle

New York woman who lost custody of her children over a religious upbringing clause wins legal battle

A former Hasidic mother from Brooklyn has regained custody of her three children two years after a judge ruled that she had violated a religious upbringing... Read More

International Family Law Arbitration Scheme launched to cut costs and length of forum disputes

International Family Law Arbitration Scheme launched to cut costs and length of forum disputes

Early this week, the 16th Australian Family Law Conference, meeting in Fiji, launched the International Family Law Arbitration Scheme (IFLAS). The scheme is... Read More

Can your parents marital status affect your legal rights

Can your parents' marital status affect your legal rights?

Last week, a 21-year-old Lancashire man received a letter from the Home Office informing him that that he had "no lawful basis to be in the UK" and must take... Read More