Family

More 'Dear Sam' letters?

Carla Ditz looks at the recent decision of Mr Justice Jackson in which he delivered his judgment in the form of a letter to a 14-year-ol

06 Sep 2017

Munby P: Government support for LiPs ‘sadly inadequate’

Family court procedures and rules are unintelligible to litigants i

31 Aug 2017

The couple that arbitrates together…

Philip Hunter considers what a new arbitration scheme designed to avoid forum shopping will mean for international marriag

22 Aug 2017

Owens v Owens outcome will 'potentially affect thousands'

Lawyer questions whether there’s room for judicial discretion among specialist family la

10 Aug 2017

Munby P: Judicial intervention not the answer to helping those like ‘X’

‘Blood on our hands’ remark and press interest led to swift action, say

08 Aug 2017

You keep the house…

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Birch v Birch highlights the cost of rehousing on divorce cases, explains Haze

07 Aug 2017

Religion and the welfare of the child, part 2

A recent case demonstrates the difficult position of the courts where the gulf between the parents’ communities is ‘too wide for the children to bridg

02 Aug 2017

Robot lawyers are still a long way away

Users of legal apps must be aware that these are essentially automated McKenzie friends, not trained and regulated solicitors, says Pipp

31 Jul 2017

Is the ex-wife expected to work?

Alec Samuels provides an overview of the principal issues to be considered in maintenanc

31 Jul 2017