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Please read with care the attached judgment handed down 16.12.14 in the Court of Appeal in the case of Re: R (A Child) EWCA Civ 1625. It is respectfully suggested that all care practitioners should familiarise themselves with this case very promptly. It contains an overview of...Read More
Resolution's third Family Dispute Resolution Week is taking place from 24-28 November 2014. The week is aimed at raising awareness to highlight the alternatives to court for separating couples and their families. For more information about Resolution and the work carried out by its members, please...Read More
Please find attached a private law case updater. This has been compiled by Ricky Seal of No.5 Chambers. Private law case updaters will be posted on the website on a bi-monthly basis....Read More
Please find attached a case law updater for ancillary relief. This has been compiled by Dewinder Birk of No.5 Chambers. Ancillary relief case law updates will appear on the website on a bi-monthly basis....Read More
In response to recent statistics which demonstrate a sharp decline in the numbers of children being adopted - believed to be a direct result of the recent cases of Re B  UKSC 33 and Re B-S  EWCA Civ 1146 - the Adoption Leadership...Read More
Sir James Munby has issued the following President's Guidance of 10th November 2014: The International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACU), intended to provide guidance as to the correct route for practitioners to follow when pursuing requests for information from other jurisdictions within children proceedings. The ICACU...Read More
The recent Court of Appeal judgment of M-H (A Child)  EWCA Civ 1396 is an important judgment dealing with a mother's appeal against a placement order in relation to her daughter. The issues for the Court of Appeal were two-fold, namely whether the judge at first...Read More