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Family Law Archive - 2018 - Page 5

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When should family law cases be transferred to the High Court?

Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, provided guidance in Family Law last week as to when family law cases should be transferred to the High Court. Here we take a look at his guidelines to summarise the extent and exercise of the power of judges to transfer cases, dealing with six topics in turn. The Family Court and its... Read More

In the matter of C (Children) [2018]: a remedy for child abduction by the other parent

The 1980 Hague Convention aims to provide a parent who is left behind when the other parent travels with their child to a different legal jurisdiction without permission with a swift remedy against the wrongful removal or retention of the child. As Lord Hughes explains In the matter of C (Children) [2018], the Convention is in force across 97... Read More

Marriage figures lowest on record

The most recent ONS statistics have shown that fewer same-sex couples are getting married than ever before. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published Marriages in England and Wales: 2015, a statistical report of all the marriages that took place in England and Wales in 2015. 2015 was the first full year that marriage was available for... Read More

Interview with Roz Osborne, Founder & Chair of Trustees at Global Action on Relocation & Return with Kids

Roz Osborne is the founder & chair of trustees at Global Action on Relocation & Return with Kids (GlobalARRK): the only charity that specialises in supporting parents who have moved abroad, and are unable to return home with their children. She kindly agreed to speak to me about the desperate situations these parents often face, how... Read More

Scottish campaigner calls on MSPs to legalise adult adoption

A Scottish man is lobbying the government for a legal change that would allow the adoption of adults. From the age of 13 Nathan Sparling, 27, was raised by his mother and stepfather, Brian. Now he is seeking legal change that would allow Brian to be made his legal parent. He made the statement below: “This week I wrote to my MSPs... Read More

John Oxley analyses Wilmot v Maughan in Family Law Journal

John Oxley is once again back in the pages of Family Law Journal. In his most recent piece, the Vardags barrister discusses the recent case Wilmot v Maughan and the issues around service and set-aside where a party is overseas and only partly engaged with the proceedings. The article teases out the difficulties with two points of procedure: the... Read More

Human rights consequences of delaying enforcement orders in Oller Kaminska v Poland

Last month, a chamber of eight officials of The European Court of Human Rights handed down judgment on the case of Oller Kaminska v Poland. The case concerns a mother’s successful complaint that her Article 8 rights had been breached after the Polish Court delayed in enforcing orders relating to international child abduction. The background The... Read More

Japanese man wins sole custody of 13 surrogacy children

A Japanese millionaire was last week awarded sole parental rights to 13 children he fathered through surrogacy in Thailand. Mitsutoki Shigeta, who is now 28, first made international headlines in 2014 when nine infants between two weeks and two years old were found in a luxury unfurnished Bangkok apartment, under the 24 hour care of seven nannies.... Read More

Nuffield Foundation details plans to establish a Family Justice Observatory

The Nuffield Foundation last week released a report detailing its plan, first proposed in 2014, to establish a Family Justice Observatory. The Nuffield Foundation is one of the principal funders of family justice research. Founded in 1943 by William Norris, Lord Nuffield, who also founded Morris Motors; it is a financially and politically... Read More

Abuse victims will be trusted, assure child maintenance service

Abused women won't have to prove their abuse to the Child Maintenance Service to receive their child support payments, a memo last week pledged. The circular was issued by the CMS last week to all social welfare office staff. It came after reports emerged in the Times at the end of last year about women being contacted by the CMS demanding that... Read More
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