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Varying or revoking a settlement order under the Children Act 1989
  • Stewarts
  • United Kingdom
  • September 17 2018

In Re C (A Child) (Schedule 1 Children Act Variation) the Family Court examined the power of a court to vary or revoke an order for the settlement of

Does Akhter v Khan now mean that English Law now recognises Shariah Marriages?
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 7 2018

At first glance, it might appear from the reported case of Akhter v Khan that we have now finally arrived at the stage where English civil law has

Supreme Court: CN & GN v Poole Borough Council
  • 1 Chancery Lane
  • United Kingdom
  • July 16 2018

The defendant is represented by Edward Faulks QC, Paul Stagg and Katie Ayres, instructed by Rob Hams of Wansbroughs. This appeal will consider the

International families and the price of child relocation without consent
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • June 28 2018

The recent case of a British mother of three young children who was extradited from the United States to England to face criminal charges relating to

International holidays post separation
  • Herrington Carmichael LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 22 2018

With the summer holidays fast approaching and thoughts turning to sandy beaches and trips away, taking your child on international holidays after the

Residual jurisdiction under the Children Act 1989: habitual residence vs physical presence
  • Stewarts
  • United Kingdom
  • May 24 2018

The father was of dual French and Moroccan nationality, and owned a property in Surrey. The mother was Canadian, with a home in Calgary. The parties

Can a straight line be drawn between a parent with extremist views and the significant harm suffered or likely to be suffered by a child?
  • Bindmans LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 14 2018

When a local authority seeks to issue care proceedings for a child within a family connected to alleged radicalisation or a family thought to be

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