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  • Commons Committee urges Government to go further on domestic violence reforms House of Commons Home Affairs Committee report published News, 22/10/2018, free
  • AP v ALP [2018] EWHC 2758 (Fam) Judgment in high net worth financial remedy proceedings involving Russian business interests, equal contribution and a long marriage. Moor J also has to consider whether there was a wilful dissipation of assets by the husband and how to divide liquid and illiquid assets. Judgment, 22/10/2018, free
  • Lomax & Ors v Greenslade [2018] EWHC 2623 (Ch) Appeal against award in Inheritance Act proceedings arising in circumstances where a father had not made provision for his 3 children in the will. At first instance the judge had made an award to the claimant children leaving the defendant with 69k out of 699k. Her appeal was rejected though the awards to the children reduced slightly as a result of fresh evidence about the value of the estate and other costs incurred. Judgment, 22/10/2018, free
  • 2007 Child Support Convention enters into force for Honduras In force from 19 October News, 22/10/2018, free
  • Revenue And Customs v Parry & Ors (Rev 1) [2018] EWCA Civ 2266 Appeal by HMRC in proceedings where a now deceased wife had deliberately transferred part of a pensions pot to avoid it becoming due to her ex-husband and had also not withdrawn any benefits thus avoiding IHT. Appeal allowed. Judgment, 22/10/2018, free
  • RJ v CM [2018] EWHC 2509 (Fam) Mother's appeal against the making of a Child Arrangements Order. Appeal dismissed. Judgment, 17/10/2018, free
  • MB v TB (Rev 2) [2018] EWHC 2035 (Fam) The court had to decide whether the English or German court was first seised in circumstances where the wife had initially not validly served the divorce petition on the husband and the husband then served his petition in Germany during the subsequent period. The issue here was whether there had been an abuse of process on the part of the wife after the husband claimed that she had issued her petition simply to secure the English jurisdiction in the event that a divorce was needed and in fact the marriage had not at that time irretrievably broken down. The court ruled that the husband had known about the wife's petition before it was validly served and before he issued his own petition and that the English court had jurisdiction. Judgment, 17/10/2018, free
  • Mrs Justice Theis is the new Senior Family Division Liaison Judge Four year appointment with immediate effect News, 16/10/2018, free
  • 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 This Statutory Instrument to be made under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 will ensure that the UK is ready, after EU Exit, to apply the 2007 Hague Convention on the international recovery of maintenance. SI, 12/10/2018, free
  • PM v CF [2018] EWHC 2658 (Fam) Mother's applications for 1) termination of the father's parental responsibility in respect of one the children; 2) permission to change the forename and surnames of both children; 3) the making of a s.91(14) order preventing the father from making any application in respect of the children without permission of the court first being obtained, were all allowed. Judgment, 12/10/2018, free

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