Family Section

Children 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.

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Brexit (part 1) - The impact of the EU referendum on family lawSubscription

18 January 2017By

On Thursday 23 June 2016 the UK voted in a referendum by a fairly narrow majority to leave the EU. Family law has been part of Europe since, at least, March 2001 with the introduction of Brussels II.  What will be the impact of Brexit on family law practitioners?

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Case note: The right to dispose of a body pre-death Subscription

20 December 2016

Case notes provided by Family Law Hub 

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Children & access to justice: more work to be done, says report

22 November 2016

The right of children to express their views in legal matters affecting them (the right of active engagement) is increasingly recognised in jurisdictions around the world, but significant barriers remain, according to a new report.

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Arbitration scheme extends to parental responsibility disputes

21 July 2016

The Family Law Arbitration Scheme is to be extended to disputes concerning parental responsibility

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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

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