Family Insights

Insights and opinions on the latest law, legislation and policies.

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Hart v Hart: Episode III – the saga continues

Matthew Taylor comments on the latest update in the long-running and notorious case of Hart v Hart...

Matthew Taylor
Matthew Taylor Solicitor

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Termination of parental responsibility, and the court’s range of draconian powers

The case of PM v CF has provided a recent example of circumstances in which courts will be prepared to agree to some of the most draconian orders in…

Eleanor Webster
Ellie Webster Solicitor

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Are non-molestation orders being used fraudulently?

The Guardian has recently reported that the charity, Families Need Fathers, are alleging non-molestation orders are being exploited and used…

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Solicitor

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Is there such a thing as an amicable divorce?

Divorce can be tough. It can be painful, unpredictable and by its very nature, an intense conflict between those involved. But can it ever be…

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Solicitor

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LEGAL COMMENT: Civil Partnerships to be extended to mixed-sex couples

The Prime Minister today announced (2 October 2018) that heterosexual couples in England and Wales are to have the right to enter civil partnerships…

Fiona Turner
Fiona Turner Partner

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Guidelines for dealing with parental alienation

From this Autumn CAFCASS are hoping to release new guidelines for assessing cases which feature adult behaviours associated with high conflict.

Linzi Perriman
Linzi Perriman Solicitor

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A shift in the accepted legal understanding of what constitutes a marriage, valid or void

In English law, a marriage can be valid, void, voidable or a “non-marriage”, where the ceremony falls so far outside the bounds of what would be…

Eleanor Webster
Ellie Webster Solicitor

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Reducing Family Conflict - will consultation be effective in reforming divorce law?

Government consultation paper follows a summer of high profile judgments

Lottie Tyler
Lottie Tyler Associate

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