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Family news round-up to 29 June 2017

Posted by admin | 06.29.2017 | Blog

News stories of interest to family lawyers for the week to 29 June 2017. Source: Practicallaw2

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No sham trust as no intention to mislead third parties (High Court)

Posted by admin | 06.28.2017 | Blog

In ND v SD and Others [2017] EWHC 1507 (Fam), Roberts J found that a trust established for the benefit of the parties’ children was not a sham. The husband settlor and the trustee both intended the terms of the trust to take effect and neither intended to give a false impression of the positon…

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President’s guidance: judiciary can give feedback during OFSTED inspections of local authority children’s services

Posted by admin | 06.27.2017 | Blog

On 23 June 2017, the President of the Family Division published guidance confirming that judges can speak to OFSTED inspectors when local authority children’s services are being inspected. Source: Practicallaw2

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Notice of adoption proceedings to relinquished baby's mother should not be dispensed with (High Court)

Posted by admin | 06.27.2017 | Blog

In A Local Authority v The Mother and Another [2017] EWHC 1515 (Fam), Holman J refused to declare that notice of adoption proceedings to the mother of a relinquished child should be dispensed with. Source: Practicallaw2

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The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 published

Posted by admin | 06.23.2017 | Blog

The Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (MLR 2017) have been published. They come into force on 26 June 2017. The MLR 2017 create new criminal offences and civil penalties and provide supervisory bodies with statutory investigation powers. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Live webinar: "How can small law firms use cloud-based matter management to stand out from the crowd?"

Posted by admin | 06.23.2017 | Blog

Registration is now open for our Thomson Reuters webinar on cloud-based matter management, which is taking place on 12 July 2017 at 1.00 pm. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Queen's Speech 2017: agriculture and rural land implications

Posted by admin | 06.22.2017 | Blog

The Queen’s Speech was delivered on 21 June 2017 and includes matters that may be of interest to agricultural and rural land practitioners. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Family news round-up to 22 June 2017

Posted by admin | 06.22.2017 | Blog

News stories of interest to family lawyers for the week to 22 June 2017 Source: Practicallaw2

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Judge's essential conclusions sound even if lacking in analytical depth (Court of Appeal)

Posted by admin | 06.21.2017 | Blog

In Quan v Bray [2017] EWCA Civ 405, the Court of Appeal confirmed that even if a judgment could be said to be short of background and analysis, it may nonetheless be adequate if its basis is clear and the issues on appeal are peripheral to the decision, and even if critical, would not have…

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Queen's Speech 2017: Agriculture Bill

Posted by admin | 06.21.2017 | Blog

The Queen’s Speech was delivered on 21 June 2017. This includes an Agriculture Bill, which the government intends to introduce for the next Parliamentary session. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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