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  • Figures published in latest ONS statistical bulletin News, 17/08/2018, free
  • Father's appeal against the setting aside of the judge's previous order (ordering the mother to return the child to Spain) because there had been a sea-change in the mother's mental health since the order was made, was dismissed. There was also discussion on whether the High Court has jurisdiction to set aside a final order made under the 1980 Convention. Judgment, 16/08/2018, free
  • Husband's application for financial provision after being divorced for 24 years failed. Judgment, 06/08/2018, free
  • In a tweet: Test in Re A (children) [2013] UKSC 60 was used to assess whether the parties were habitually resident in England Judgment, 06/08/2018, free
  • The main issue in this case was whether the 'marriage' – which lasted for 18 years and which produced 4 children and where all accepted them as husband and wife - in fact was to be treated in English law as not a marriage at all, not even one which could be declared void for failing to comply with the formalities of marriage. The judge found that it was a void marriage and the wife was thus entitled to a decree of nullity. Judgment, 06/08/2018, free

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