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Peers call for tougher rules on modern slavery statements

Posted by admin | 10.19.2017 | Blog

Members of the House of Lords have called for tougher rules for making modern slavery statements under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 18 October is Anti-Slavery Day and marks an increased focus on ways to identify modern slavery, to support the victims of modern slavery and to eradicate it from supply chains.…

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DCLG publishes call for evidence on regulation of letting and managing agents

Posted by admin | 10.19.2017 | Blog

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published a call for evidence on whether letting and managing agents in the private rented sector should be subject to more regulation. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Family news round-up to 19 October 2017

Posted by admin | 10.19.2017 | Blog

News stories of interest to family lawyers for the week to 19 October 2017. Source: Practicallaw2

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Government's response to Work and Pensions Committee report on Child Maintenance Service

Posted by admin | 10.18.2017 | Blog

The government has responded to the Work and Pensions Committee report on the Child Maintenance Service, published in May 2017. Source: Practicallaw2

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High Court makes Article 15 transfer request despite first instance decision and ongoing appeal in Spain

Posted by admin | 10.18.2017 | Blog

In FE v MR and others [2017] EWHC 2298 (Fam), although there had been a first instance decision and an ongoing appeal in Spain, Baker J requested that the Spanish court transfer proceedings concerning two children to England (Article 15, Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial…

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Judge wrong to make financial remedy order dependent on future inheritance (Court of Appeal)

Posted by admin | 10.17.2017 | Blog

In Hayat Youssef Alireza v Hossam Youssef Ibrahim Radwan and others [2017] EWCA Civ 1545, the Court of Appeal granted the wife’s appeal against an order that provided her with only a time-limited occupational interest in property rather than a lump sum for housing, where she was to receive a substantial inheritance, but on actuarial…

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Private Children Act 1989 proceedings: costs order against unrepresented litigant not to be enforced without court's permission (High Court)

Posted by admin | 10.16.2017 | Blog

In E-R (Child Arrangements Order No 2: Costs) [2017] EWHC 2535 (Fam), Cobb J made a costs order against an unrepresented father in proceedings under section 8 of the Children Act 1989, because of his unreasonable conduct, although the order would not be enforced without the court’s permission. Source: Practicallaw2

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Importance of parental orders declaring status in assisted reproduction cases (High Court)

Posted by admin | 10.16.2017 | Blog

In P and others (Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008) (No 2) [2017] EWHC 2532 (Fam), Munby P emphasised the importance of obtaining parental orders declaring status in assisted reproduction cases. Source: Practicallaw2

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Join the live webinar: Westlaw UK content within Practical Law

Posted by admin | 10.13.2017 | Blog

Registration is now open for our Thomson Reuters webinar on how to make the most of accessing Westlaw UK within Practical Law, which is taking place on 19 October at 2 pm BST. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Government launches call for evidence on reform of Green Deal framework

Posted by admin | 10.12.2017 | Blog

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) launched a call for evidence on reform of the Green Deal framework, on 12 October 2017. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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