While it may be a daunting prospect to ensure family justice in the time of a global pandemic, directions hearings in private children and domestic abuse cases seem well-suited to remote hearings.
The law and practice related to costs and funding in family proceedings continue to develop rapidly. Family lawyers may be unaware and surprised at some of the significant changes.
Bloomsbury Professional has published the 2nd edition of Francis Wilkinson and Dr Sara Hunton’s ‘Costs in Family Proceedings’. Francis and Sara have fully updated their 2015 guide to the law, precedents and practice of costs and funding in all family proceedings. The only book of its kind available…
A Court of Appeal judgment by Moylan LJ setting aside a High Court decision made under the inherent jurisdiction, which had ordered the return to Russia of two children.
A father unsuccessfully appealed a determination of fact made in private law children proceedings that he had perpetrated a rape upon the mother.
An appeal by a great-aunt against care and placement orders made in May 2019 concerning a two year old boy. Appeal allowed.
TR’s parents and her doctors did not agree on whether treatment should continue or whether it should be withdrawn, resulting in her death.
The case concerned an appeal against a committal of the appellant mother who had failed to comply with orders to return the parties’ children to Mexico.
Francis Wilkinson represented the successful mother appealing against a High Court decision that her children leave England to live in Mexico.
Application by Lincolnshire County Council to determine whether a 51-year-old-man had capacity with regards to his contact with sex workers.