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W (A Child: Temporary Removal From the Jurisdiction) [2016] EWFC 45 Subscription

23 June 2017

Procedural advice on the right level of judge to deal with risk of abduction cases

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'Developmental harm' should be considered in child cruelty sentencing

16 June 2017

Judges would assess the developmental harm caused to a child when sentencing those convicted of child cruelty under new proposals published by the Sentencing Council.


Acting in the absence of a children's guardian - New practice note

8 June 2017

We have published new guidance for solicitors appointed by the court to represent children in proceedings where there are delays between the order appointing a children’s guardian and the allocation of a guardian.


What the general family lawyer should know about surrogacy lawSubscription

8 May 2017By

Colin Rogerson, associate and solicitor advocate at Dawson Cornwell, explains what family lawyers should know about surrogacy law. 


Brexit: ‘common law can't replace mutual recognition deals’Subscription

20 March 2017

Enforcing the return of children abducted during family breakdowns and resolving international business disputes within Europe are among the legal cases likely to become more difficult after Brexit, a parliamentary committee has warned.


Settlement conferences – a knight in shining armour?Subscription

16 February 2017By

Gemma Hope looks at the role of settlement conferences in supporting clients through out-of-court settlements. Have you used settlement conferences? We want to hear from you.

All Children Law News, Features and Updates

Family Section renewals

Benefits of Membership*

The Family Section will provide you with support, advice, networking opportunities and enable the sharing of best practice with peers.

The current Section Engagement programme has been created in consultation with the Advisory Group and will focus on key issues including:

  • 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
  • Social media as a business tool: Is LinkedIn worth my time?
  • Emotional resilience
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious Crime Act 2015: FGM provisions

These issues will be addressed through a range of activities including: Seminars, Discounts off Law Society publications and webinars, Features, Commentary, Webinars, News and a LinkedIn Group.

*See Section terms and conditions

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