Family Section

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Case note: Briers v Briers [2017] EWCA Civ 15 Subscription

26 February 2017

Unsuccessful appeal by H against a final order where he argued the couple had concluded a financial agreement years before, (Lady Justice Rafferty, the Senior President of Tribunals and Lord Justice Lindblom) 25 January 2017 


Supreme Court Denise Brewster decision a boost for equality

8 February 2017

The Supreme Court’s decision in favour of the rights of an unmarried woman to her late partner’s pension was today welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales as a victory for equal treatment before the law for unmarried couples.

The case for liberty

Case note: Appeal against a non-molestation and occupation orderSubscription

6 February 2017

Unsuccessful appeal against a non-molestation and occupation order.

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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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Law Society publishes toolkit on price and service transparency

8 December 2016

Helping clients to make informed choices about legal services that best meet their needs is at the heart of the solicitor profession’s priorities, the Law Society said today as it published a toolkit on price and service transparency

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Important: Accessing your Section webinars from November 2016

28 November 2016

Your Section membership includes four webinars and access to discounted online training from the Law Society. You can now access these through the new Professional Development Centre – your enhanced eLearning portal that enables you to capture all your learning in one free online record.

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Fighting over money

Spotlight: DB v DLJ [2016] EWHC 324 (Fam)Subscription

7 March 2016By

Karen Dovaston examines the implications of this important case regarding an arbitral award


Spotlight: Joy v Joy-Morancho [2015] EWHC 2507 (Fam)Subscription

6 October 2015By

In this complex, high-value case, a husband was able to demonstrate the assets attributed to him were not available for distribution. Sofia Moussaoui was instructed by the respondent 

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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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