The recent case of Re F (Abduction: Consent) EWHC 484 involved the abduction, by the mother, of a child from Denmark to the UK via Slovakia and the Czech Republic. An application under the Hague child abduction convention was brought in London, on behalf of a Bosnian father living in Copenhagen, against a Slovakian mother living in... Read More
Vardags lawyers Catherine Thomas, Neil Graham, Olivia Buchan and Charlotte Sanders all travelled to the Netherlands between 7th and 10th May 2014 to attend the LEPCA (Lawyers in Europe on Parental Child Abduction) Hague Conference at the Peace Palace in The Hague. The conference was attended by the global leading practitioners in child abduction... Read More
On 22 May 2014, Ayesha returned to the sofa opposite Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby at ITV’s This Morning. However, this time it was not for an edition of Legal Eagles in the usual format, but a special discussion about grandparents' rights in relation to their grandchildren.
Phillip and Holly’s guests on the show were two... Read More
On 16 January 2014, the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, issued new guidance relating to the publication of judgments in the family courts and the Court of Protection.
In the guidance he writes:
'In both courts there is a need for greater transparency in order to improve public understanding of the court process and confidence in... Read More
A number of important changes to the way child maintenance is calculated came into force on 25 November 2013. Below is a summary of the main changes that could affect you. The Child Support Agency (CSA) has closed: The CSA has been replaced by the Child Maintenance Service (CMS). From now on, all applications should be made to the CMS.... Read More
The breakdown of a relationship can be an extremely stressful and emotionally challenging time, even more so when children are involved.
In some circumstances, unfortunately, parents are not able to agree care arrangements for children amicably between themselves. There are a number of different orders, under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989... Read More
Do children get a say as to where they should live? Yes, sometimes, says the Supreme Court today in the case of LC (Children) UKSC 1. The Supreme Court this morning decided the untested issue of whether a child can effectively determine his or her own habitual residence. In a unanimous ruling they decided that a child’s state of mind,... Read More
In R v R EWHC 4244 (Fam), the President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, approved the continuation of an injunction intended to prevent a husband from directly or indirectly engaging in any business that competes with the family company, also run by his wife, of which he is a shadow director.
The injunction was originally granted in... Read More
Sir Paul Coleridge, a judge of the high court Family Division, is also the founder and chairman of The Marriage Foundation, a think-tank that promotes the institution of marriage by offering support and information and by engaging in public debate. Nor is Mr Justice Coleridge himself a stranger to public debate, having incurred the glare of the... Read More
In December, the United States Congress passed draft legislation that would give the US government power to impose sanctions on countries that fail to honour international obligations on child abduction and relocation. The Sean and David Goldman International Child Abduction Prevention and Return Act of 2013 takes its name from a high... Read More
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