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Imperfect harmony

Imperfect harmony

Proposals for advocacy fees are based on flawed data that puts access to family justice at risk; so will the government reconsider its plans, asks Lucy Theis QC
A sealed deal

A sealed deal

The courts are reluctant to re-open financial settlements, so what are the options for spouses left out of pocket when asset values drop, asks Sarah Whitten
The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

The Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007

Awareness of the damage that forced marriage can cause to individuals has grown in recent years, and now the Forced Marriages Act recognises for the first time the abuse of power by those enforcing their wishes against family members. Cris McCurley reports
Last throw of the dice

Last throw of the dice

The final judgment in Mubarak has resolved the debate over variation of Jersey trusts but this is not the end of the story for principle of comity, says Emma Jordan
Flushing out prosecutions

Flushing out prosecutions

A more restrictive definition of 'hunting' has helped to clarify some of the more ambiguous provisions of the Hunting Act but cases yet to be decided will bring further changes, say Kris Lines and Pippa Wilding
All roads lead to Rome

All roads lead to Rome

Firms are still seeing a healthy stream of travel and holiday claims, but recent cases and new legislation of have created further uncertainty. Jenny Ramage reports
One for all

One for all

The new generic pre-action practice direction will focus attention on compliance while reducing the need for further protocols, says DJ Robert Jordan
Update: family

Update: family

Lynne Passmore reviews the latest cases on costs in ancillary relief proceedings, the validity of pre- and post-nuptial agreements, and the use of documents by solicitors in divorce cases
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