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International family law: is WhatsApp the future for serving court papers?

United Kingdom - July 11 2019 The Daily Telegraph recently reported that Mandy Gray, a significantly wealthy divorcee, had obtained an order to serve court papers via WhatsApp on…

‘Crunch time’ for civil partnerships?

United Kingdom - May 22 2018 A heterosexual couple who wish to enter into a civil partnership, rather than a marriage, have now had their case heard by the Supreme Court. If the…

No-fault divorce: Owens v Owens - the final push or the final straw?

United Kingdom - March 1 2017 Amidst the recent lobbying by many in the family justice system for no-fault divorce, the Court of Appeal’s eagerly awaited decision in the case of…

James Stewart.

Minority report - the restriction of single joint expert reports in the family courts

United Kingdom - July 5 2016 Recent case law suggests that there is a trend towards the family courts taking a more stringent view of the definition of what is “necessary” when…

AB v JJB (EU Maintenance Regulation: modification application procedure) [2015] EWHC 192 (Fam)

United Kingdom - February 6 2015 Sir Peter Singer has clarified the procedural requirements for initiating an incoming modification application under the European Council Regulation…

James Stewart.