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Representing older children in care proceedings: case law update

18 December 2017By

Vicky Preece, winner of the Solicitor Advocate of the Year award 2017, discusses some recent decisions of interest for practitioners representing older children in care proceedings. 

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Courts in chaos?

28 November 2017By

Family law solicitors share their experiences of the family courts. 

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Is the family court in meltdown?

28 November 2017By

Family law solicitors share their experiences of the family courts.

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The voice of the child

27 November 2017By

Gemma Hope, senior associate, solicitor and collaborative lawyer at Family Law Partners, discusses the issue of hearing children in court. 

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The key to high performance without the risk of burnout

20 November 2017By

Chetna Bhatt explains how lawyers can achieve high performance without the risk of burnout. 

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The launch of international family law arbitration

12 September 2017By

New scheme to help international families receives global praise. 

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A case of the Harts

7 September 2017By

Mena Ruparel comments on Hart v Hart [2017] EWCA 1306 Civ. 

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  • Sharland and Gohil Supreme Court Judgement
  • Family Law Protocol
  • General Children Law update
  • Forced marriages
  • Divorce centres a year on
  • Pensions for family lawyers
  • General financial remedies update
  • Surrogacy
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  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

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