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CFAB leading research into best practice in inter-country children and family cases

The UK charity Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) have announced that they will be conducting an audit into best practice in inter-country children and family cases. The study will be funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation which supplies grants to charities aiming to improve community life in the UK. CFAB was established in 1955 as the... Read More

Australian man granted access to parents' 40-year-old divorce file

A family court in Melbourne will allow a 53-year-old man to examine part of his parents' divorce file, after he argued that the "toxic" family life resulting from the marital breakdown continues to have an adverse effect on his mental health. The Australian reports that the man, identified only as 'Mr Carter' in court... Read More

EU signs the “Istanbul Convention” on combating violence against women

The EU has signed the first legally binding instrument dedicated to combating violence against women known as the “Istanbul Convention”. The European Commission has released a statement saying: “The signing of the Istanbul Convention sends out an important political signal during the year the Commission dedicated 2017 to... Read More

Practice Direction 12D amended following Munby P's judgment 'In the matter of a Ward of Court [2017]'

President of the Family Division Sir James Munby has issued a circular announcing that the practice guidance relating to inherent jurisdiction and wardship proceedings has been amended. Previously, Practice Direction 12D of the Family Procedure Rules stated that "where the police need to interview a child who is already a ward of court, an... Read More

Brexit uncertainty factors in international child relocation case

Brexit became a factor in a child relocation battle in a judgment released last week where a mother successfully appealed the court's refusal to allow her to move her son back to Italy, away from his father in the UK. The judge hearing the appeal noted a key procedural error in the original judgment, as well as noting that uncertainty... Read More

Surrogate gives birth to her mother's baby

A young mother who had given birth to her mother's child featured in the Sunday Telegraph last week, in the most recent of family surrogacy arrangements to attract media attention. Catherine aged 30, who is married with children of her own, agreed to carry a child for her mother Jacky Edwards, 47, who had recently remarried. The mother and... Read More

Baroness Hale has

The seventh World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights concluded yesterday in Dublin, having acted as an international forum for the examination of family law and children's rights issues around the world, with the central aim of driving systematic change in this sphere. On Monday, plenary speaker and Deputy President of the... Read More

All going on a summer holiday? Things you should know before taking your child abroad

If you are planning on taking your child on holiday abroad, depending on your destination, you may have to fulfil some surprising requirements to avoid tears at the airport. A recent article in The Telegraph, penned by a mother who had intended to take her 14-year-old daughter on holiday to South Africa, serves as a cautionary tale. The writer,... Read More

British pensioners passing up on matrimony

Thousands of older couples living together in the UK are opting out of marital tax breaks and state pension rights with soaring numbers choosing not to marry. Last year's ONS statistics show that cohabiting couple families are the fastest growing family type. An analysis by Royal London published this week drew attention to fact that the... Read More

Father challenges the family courts to uphold their pledge to transparency

A father from Norwich has urged judges to publish their rulings on his decade-long child contact dispute. His call for his court battle to be made public is bolstered by Cardiff University’s recent survey showing that very few judges adhere to the courts’ principle to publish judgments. The litigation began shortly after the... Read More
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