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  • LKH v TQA AL Z (Interim maintenance and pound for pound costs funding) [2018] EWHC 2436 (Fam) The court injuncted the husband from paying any further money to his solicitors unless he paid an equal amount (i.e. pound for pound) to the wife's solicitors. Judgment, 19/09/2018, free
  • M (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 2043 Father's appeal against orders to facilitate the return of his 15 year old daughter from Thailand back to the UK was refused on the basis that concerns relating to her estrangement from her mother, her apparent lack of education and the lack of any clarity about her living circumstances had not been alleviated. Judgment, 19/09/2018, free
  • TP v PRBP [2018] EWHC 2433 (Fam) Financial remedy hearing was adjourned pending a hearing to determine the husband's capacity. Judgment, 19/09/2018, free
  • Government publishes much anticipated consultation on divorce reform Consultation on removing the five facts required for divorce plus other matters. Responses required by 10 December. News, 17/09/2018, free
  • Brussels IIa will be repealed in the event of no deal Brexit Technical notice covering civil legal cases that involve EU countries says UK will fall back on rules that it adopts with non-EU countries News, 14/09/2018, free
  • Government prepares ground for reciprocal enforcement of maintenance in event of no deal Brexit The International Recovery of Maintenance (Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance 2007) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 News, 14/09/2018, free
  • Bhusate v Patel & Ors [2018] EWHC 2362 (Ch) The claimant was the third wife of the deceased (who died in 1990) and was making three primary claims: (1) that she was now the sole beneficial owner of the property; (2) in the alternative, that she and the defendants (the deceased's children from his first marriage) became equitable co-owners of the property; (3) in the further alternative, she said that she was entitled, as against the deceased's estate, to her statutory legacy and a capitalised life interest, plus interest at 6% per annum since the date of his death. Judgment, 14/09/2018, free
  • Pensions on Divorce: Back to Basics Mark Penston and Mena Ruparel provider a refresher on the core concepts underpinning pensions and divorce. Recording of webinar first broadcast live 11 September 2018 Webcast, 11/09/2018, members only
  • Rumours of divorce reform Media speculation over imminent consultation News, 10/09/2018, free
  • A v A [2018] EWFC B42 Financial remedy hearing where the parties owned a substantial portfolio of rental properties. Judgment, 05/09/2018, free

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