mma and Adrian have been invited by Practical Law to write a series of practice notes on the duties and powers of local authorities under Part VII Housing Act 1996, covering the major legal concepts including eligibility, homelessness, priority need and intentional homelessness.
High Court for the first time refuses to recognise and enforce foreign custody order under the 1980 European Convention on the grounds that to enforce the order would have been manifestly incompatible with the principles of English family law.
Joshua Swirsky represented a son who is suing his mother over access to the family home.
Field Court Chambers is delighted to announce that 8 members of Chambers have been listed in the Legal 500 2014 edition.
Ruth Cabeza will be talking at the Alternative Parenting Show on Saturday 20 September 2014
In a case receiving press attention in Japan and in the UK, second six pupil and former solicitor Edward Bennett, instructed by Anne-Marie Hutchinson and James Netto of Dawson Cornwell, successfully appeared in the High Court for the applicant left behind father in the first incoming UK-Japan case under the 1980 Hague Convention since Japan […]
Ruth Cabeza writes for the Solicitors Journal as a drastic change in family experts is proposed.
Francis Hoar has been instructed, by all the Petitioners, in the high profile Election Petition into the Mayoral Election at the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in May 2014 (Erlam and Others v Rahman and Another).
Matthew has successfully represented the Local Authority in Re Z (Children)  EWHC 1999 (Fam), a case which concerned the issue of whether or not a man is the father of children, as he claims, despite his refusal to agree to a DNA test. DNA, believed to be that of the father, was gathered at the scene of the murder of the mother, a crime for which the man is currently serving life.
This case concerned a will made by the deceased on her 88th birthday party in December 2005. The will was challenged by one of the children as the deceased had, for some years before, been showing signs of deteriorating mental health.