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David Hodson OBE MICArb presented a paper on the role, benefits and concerns of digital technology in the family law system at the seventh World Congress of Family Law in Dublin.
Sara Hunt, knowledge lawyer for the family team at Farrer & Co, discusses how family law firms can effectively share knowledge.
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.
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 Law Society’s Library discusses what to do when your client loses his wife (literally) and wants to get divorced.
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Justices consider the effect of an application under the Hague Convention if a child has become habitually resident in the destination state.
Proceedings related to seven children for whom a final care order had been made in respect of each in favour of the same local authority. Some of the children were in foster care and others in specialist placements. All were subject to certain restrictions on their movement or liberty.
The case H (A Child: Hair Strand Testing) 2017 EWFC 64 concerned care proceedings to determine whether H, an eight-month-old removed at birth and then returned to the mother under supervision, should remain in her mother’s care, given a history of drug abuse and the presentation of a positive drug test result from the mother at the time of H’s birth.
Families with special educational needs may struggle to access state-funded specialist legal advice after the government cancelled procurement of education and discrimination services through its telephone helpline.