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Personal Injury Briefing - Abuse - Section 20 Children Act 1989: A trap for the unwary Local Authority
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • March 1 2018

One area expected to change further concerns Section 20 of the Children Act 1989. This provision established a duty upon a Local Authorities (LAs) to

Marriage and cohabitation - what is the legal difference?
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 1 2017

Most people may not realise that there is a distinct difference in the legal sense between being married and just living with someone, known as

Cohabitation and Financial Provision for Children
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 29 2017

The Office for National Statistics reports that the fastest growing type of family in the UK is the cohabiting couple. Out of the 19 million families

Judicial deprivation of liberty authorisations: Updated November 2016
  • 39 Essex Chambers
  • USA, United Kingdom
  • November 18 2016

In Re X and others (Deprivation of Liberty) 2014 EWCOP 251 (and No 2 2014 EWCOP 37), Sir James Munby, the President of the Court of Protection

Child arrangements post divorce - what is best for the children?
  • Michelmores LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2016

Deciding the future arrangements for a child which meet their best interests is one of the most difficult and sometimes poignant duties of any family

Parental responsibility at the school gate
  • Collyer Bristow LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 22 2015

Parental responsibility is a concept beloved by lawyers and the Courts but what does it actually mean for parents, children and educators? It is

Joint instruction of experts - funding and the LAA
  • Thirty Nine Essex Street
  • United Kingdom
  • June 2 2014

In a very important decision whose ramifications extend well into the CoP field, the Court of Appeal held that a decision by the Legal Services

The Children and Families Act 2014 and the unified single Family Court
  • Collyer Bristow LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2014

The 22 April 2014 saw far reaching changes to the way that the Courts operate both physically and statutorily. The President of the Family Division

Legal services payment orders where are we now?
  • 4 King's Bench Walk
  • United Kingdom
  • April 2 2014

From 1 April 2013, amendments made by the Legal Aid and Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 to the Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 and the

Step-parents: Family or legal strangers
  • Anthony Gold Solicitors
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2014

One in three people in the UK is now a step-parent, step-child, or step-sibling. Step-families are an established part of modern family life, but