The Family Justice Review (2) - Main recommendations

What follows is a reasonably detailed look at the main recommendations.

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The Family Justice Review (1) - Overview and Terms of Reference

In November 2011 the Family Justice Review, led by David Norgrove, issued its final report - "Family Justice Review: Final Report."

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Family Law: contact orders - case raising novel issues

The recent case of Re P and L (Minors) [2011] EWHC 3431 (Fam) was a dispute about contact with children but involved considerable factual complexity.

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Popular posts in 2011

Some of the year’s most popular posts are listed below, and I was also interested to note how different the list is to this time last year.

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Death and the unmarried couple: what happens to the house?

Marilyn discusses the law of inheritance in relation to cohabitees.

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Parental Kidnap

International child abduction is a thorny issue, particularly where a child is abducted by a parent to a country that is not a signatory to the Hague Convention.

Full post: Pink Tape

Book Review: Local Authority Support for Children and Families

A one line review would simply say that this is a useful and clearly written book.

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NG v SG: Dealing with wiful non-disclosure

The judgment in NG v SG [2011] EWHC 3270 (Fam) is perhaps most notable for the fact that Mr Justice Mostyn spends the first sixteen paragraphs discussing how the Court should deal with wilful non-disclosure in relation to financial remedies following divorce, before he even mentions the case itself.

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Types of trust – and a touch of Christmas spirit

Stowe Family Law honour the Christmas spirit in quite a dramatic way...

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AJ v JJ & Ors: The wishes of the children in abduction cases

In AJ v JJ & Ors [2011] EWCA Civ 1448 the court was required to deal with the situation where the children wished to have their views heard in an abduction case.

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Transfer Values suspended and Pension Sharing Orders deferred

HM Treasury has recently published guidance in respect of the discount rate for the purpose of calculating CETVs.

Full post: The Ancillary Actuary