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Continuing uncertainty over a no-deal Brexit next month has spurred a fresh wave of guidance for family lawyers who have been told they may need to start seeking advice from local lawyers in other EU member states.

After publishing no-deal guidance last year, the Law Society has published a joint note with family law group Resolution following discussions with Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the family division.

The note covers divorce, maintenance orders, financial applications proceedings on sole domicile jurisdiction, pension sharing and children.


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Thousands of people are trapped in unhappy marriages because one of the spouses refuses to respond to a divorce petition, a report says.

Researchers found that in 14 per cent of the more than 100,000 divorce cases in England and Wales each year one spouse failed to respond, which can significantly slow the process.



A divorcing husband’s income was equivalent to that of senior judges and more than sufficient for his post-divorce needs, the High Court has ruled.


The acquisition of Hammicks will enable Wildy to form the foremost, independent legal content provider in the UK.


WEBINAR: Covert Recordings in Family Cases
Matthew Warmoth, a barrister at Fourteen, looks at the general principles and current law regulating the use of covert recordings in finance and private children cases.
When? 1-2pm, Wednesday, 6th March 2019


Dictionary of Financial Remedies - A note from Mr Justice Mostyn

"I am honoured to be following St James Munby in writing the foreword to this excellent book. I agree with him that it is a useful complement to At A Glance covering many aspects of substantive law as opposed to the largely numeric and procedural focus of its companion. Indeed, priding myself on what I believe to be a near encyclopaedic knowledge of substantive financial remedy law I was surprised on reading the proofs how time and again I encountered material hitherto unknown to, or forgotten by, me. " 


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No Deal Brexit & Family Law: FCO and MoJ guidance published
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Justice have issued joint guidance on how family law will be affected if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. 

C (A young person) [2018] EWHC 3834 (Fam)

A Child Arrangements Order was made in favour of the child's aunt which allowed her to spend time with the child. A PR order was also made in favour of the aunt.

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