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  • The Court of Appeal refused the mother (“M”) permission to appeal an earlier decision to refuse to admit expert evidence obtained by M without the court’s permission and without notice to the other parties. M's actions were a clear breach of s.13 Children and Families Act 2014. Judgment, 15/05/2018, free
  • In this financial remedy case, the Claimant showed that there was sufficient evidence to show that further material should have been before the District Judge and that there was a substantial chance that such material would have led to a materially different order. In respect of his damages claim, the court ruled that the alleged consequential losses set out in the Particulars of Claim were outside the scope of the Defendants' duty and as such are irrecoverable; the damages claim would therefore need to be reformulated. Judgment, 15/05/2018, free
  • Appeal by 'husband' (there had been a decree absolute) against refusal to admit expert evidence on earning capacity in the financial remedy proceedings. Appeal dismissed by Moor J as the evidence requested did not meet the necessary test of importance and that such evidence should be kept to a minimum in regular financial remedy proceedings. Judgment, 21/02/2018, free
  • The father was seeking to appeal 2 orders which related to covert recording allegedly supporting his contention that the mother was deliberately alienating the child against him. The President invited the Family Justice Council to consider the whole question of covert recording from a multi-disciplinary viewpoint. Judgment, 19/10/2017, free
  • In a tweet: The delay in ordering additional expert evidence to help court understand specific points of Iranian family law was justified Judgment, 29/09/2017, free

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  • In a tweet: Appointment of employment expert is, in vast majority of cases, not “necessary” Case note, 11/04/2018, members only
  • In a tweet: Redacted family papers disclosable in other civil proceedings Case note, 29/09/2017, free
  • In a tweet: Clarification that criminal finding of fact is not determination of criminal charge or conviction Case note, 29/09/2017, free
  • In a tweet: The delay in ordering additional expert evidence to help court understand specific points of Iranian family law was justified Case note, 29/09/2017, free
  • Republished from the Dictionary of Financial Remedies 2017. You can read more about the book and order a print copy at www.classlegal.com/dfr Practice note, 05/05/2017, members only

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