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FE v YE [2017] EWHC 2165 (Fam)

12 December 2017

Grant of asylum prevents later return order being made so asylum process halts Hague proceedings. 


LFL v LSL (McKenzie Friends: breach of court orders) [2017] EWFC B62

12 December 2017

Misbehaving McKenzie friend is excluded from hearing; no prejudice to party concerned. 

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Hart v Hart [2017] EWCA Civ 1306

12 December 2017

Broad flexible approach adopted when applying the sharing principle to non-matrimonial property. 

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CH v WH [2017] EWHC 2379 (Fam)

11 December 2017

To order X who has been ordered to indemnify Y in respect of a mortgage to use their best endeavours to keep up mortgage payments is a provision within the power of the H Ct to order, and therefore the Fam Court.

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Joy-Morancho v Joy (dismissal of variation application) [2017] EWHC 2086 (Fam)

11 December 2017

Unsuccessful attempt by H to downward vary PPs using an abbreviated procedure sanctioned by Singer J. 


Re AK (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) [2017] EWHC 1154 (Fam)

11 December 2017

Had the applicant given written notice consenting to be the child’s parent? Yes, despite erroneously signing a Form WP

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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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