Practice Notes: Family

Tick-box marriage

A civil partnership for heterosexual couples will not undermine the institution of marriage. It

26 Feb 2016

New guidance seeks to prevent local authority misuse of care system

Charity aims to address confusion over heavily criticised section 2

25 Feb 2016

Fact-finding hearings in the health and social context

Laura Davidson considers the need for fact-finding in mental health cases, which was explored for

23 Feb 2016

Government-backed scheme helps separated parents reach settlements

Chief executive of mediation service encourages ministers to 'learn from and extend' th

19 Feb 2016

Court of Appeal: Legal aid regulations legally flawed in domestic violence cases

'Harsh test' exclude victims from accessing legal aid and 'frustrates the purposes o

18 Feb 2016

Deleting an heir

Testamentary freedom will only be overlooked in unique circumstances but testators must help

17 Feb 2016

Make sure they're golden

If your clients' are banking on the good life when they retire, they need to realise that

17 Feb 2016

How secure is a trust?

There is no guarantee that the courts will overlook a trust created prior to marriage when it

17 Feb 2016

Mediation matters in family disputes

Carla Ditz looks at the current perceptions of mediation and why it remains largely unrecognised

16 Feb 2016

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