In cases where the separated parents live in different countries, flight cancellations or similar issues can present significant challenges to child arrangements. For example, if one parent lives in London and the other in Italy, if flights are cancelled, then it could be very difficult for the child to spend time with the other parent during... Read More
Katherine Res Pritchard is a senior director and Head of London Children at Vardags. She worked in a team alongside Ayesha on the groundbreaking legal ruling of Y v A Healthcare NHS Trust & The HFEA & Z (by his litigation friend, The Official Solicitor)  EWCOP 18 . In 2018, the specialist fertility team at Vardags... Read More
Where the multimillions are made: UHNW divorce “The Macklowe split has it all – octogenarians fighting for 5 years in the most acrimonious of proceedings. Enter stage left, real estate mogul Harry Macklowe, allegedly erecting a 42+ foot billboard of himself and his new wife on a Park Avenue building where the parties had... Read More
Cafcass have launched a new telephone service for children and young people, with the aim that children have a space to ‘share their views about how well we supported them, how effectively we listened and understood what life is like for them, and how that understanding influenced what the Family Court Adviser recommended in their report... Read More
Katherine Res Pritchard and Sacha Lee look at internal relocation and the approach taken by the courts following Re C. This article was first published by the Family Law Journal (Legalease). Internal relocation refers to a move by one parent with a child from one part of the UK to another. It is not unusual in the years post-separation... Read More
The Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 (DDSA 2020) comes into force today, 6 April 2022, and sees the implementation of ‘No-Fault Divorce’, a move which, it is hoped, will put an end to the ‘blame game’ by which divorce is often characterised at present. Currently, although the only ‘ground’ for... Read More
First launched in the winter of 2020, the vaccine rollout has been a particularly successful one, with over 92 million vaccinations administered to date. Such success has reached a standstill, however, when it comes to the vaccination of children: a decision which treads the sensitive balance between parental consent and the... Read More
‘Parental alienation’ is a term that is becoming increasingly commonplace in private children law proceedings. however, it remains controversial. Initially, the approach of the English courts had been ambivalent. In March 2002, Tony Hobbs JP Chartered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist wrote an article in Family Law... Read More
The Sunday Times recently spoke to Caroline Korah and Georgina Hamblin about the smart home tech now used to scupper reputations and divulge secrets during divorce and child arrangement proceedings. The article, written by Social Affairs Correspondent Emily Dugan, details how these ever-smarter devices can provide video and audio evidence of... Read More
The future of family law was not the primary consideration when the UK weighed up leaving the European Union in 2016 – but that does not mean it was not affected. Before Brexit, the UK was part of Brussels II, a crucial piece of legislation that governed which country would have jurisdiction in disputed cases. By stating that the EU... Read More
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