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Monthly Family Law Archives: April 2018

Steinfeld and Keidan crowdfund for civil partnership battle

Steinfeld and Keidan crowdfund for civil partnership battle

Charles Keiden and Rebecca Steinfeld are a couple who have been together for seven years. Although they have two children and are committed to each other, they... Read More

Woman left nothing in will by partner of 40 years wins Inheritance Act claim

Woman left nothing in will by partner of 40 years wins Inheritance Act claim

The High Court has ruled in favour of an elderly woman in her Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claim whose late partner and cohabitee... Read More

Rising number of grandparents going to court for access to grandchildren

Rising number of grandparents going to court for access to grandchildren

A growing number of grandparents in Britain are turning to the courts to help after they are denied access to their grandchildren. Grandparents can play a... Read More

Litigants in person and how technology may help to reduce the financial burden on litigants

Litigants in person and how technology may help to reduce the financial burden on litigants

More than four in ten applications to the civil division of the Court of Appeal now come from litigants in person. The surprising figure was highlighted by Sir... Read More

Upcoming amendments to Family Procedure Rules

Upcoming amendments to Family Procedure Rules

The Family Procedure Rules govern the practices and procedures used in the Family Court, as well as those used in family proceedings in the High Court, in... Read More

Is mediation losing popularity

Is mediation losing popularity?

In figures recently released by the Ministry of Justice, October to December 2017 saw a 15% decline in ‘mediation starts’ compared to the same quarter in... Read More

Protracted children law proceedings descend into corrosive shouting match

Protracted children law proceedings descend into “corrosive” shouting match

A protracted set of children law proceedings has been described as at one point descending into an uncivilised “shouting match”. The High Court case A v R... Read More

Family to sue after discovering fertility doctor is daughters biological father

Family to sue after discovering fertility doctor is daughter's biological father

Many people are curious about their genealogical history, and thanks to the ever-developing power of the internet, it has become increasingly simple to trace... Read More