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High Court confirms property is respondent's "only or principal home" despite evidence of living elsewhere

Posted by admin | 11.15.2017 | Blog

The High Court in London Borough of Southwark v Ibidun [2017] EWHC 2775 (QB) has dismissed an appeal by a local authority against a County Court decision refusing to grant a possession order on the basis that despite the authority’s evidence to the contrary the respondent was still occupying the property as her “only or…

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Inconsistent judgments in two EU states as Mostyn J concludes Polish courts were wrong (High Court)

Posted by admin | 11.15.2017 | Blog

In GM v KZ [2017] EWFC 73, Mostyn J concluded that the Polish courts were wrong to proceed with the mother’s application for custody of the children, as they did not have jurisdiction under Brussels II Revised (BIIR). While it would lead to inconsistent judgments here and in Poland, he ordered the children be returned…

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House of Commons Library briefing paper on the supremacy of EU law and the Court of Justice of the European Union post-Brexit published

Posted by admin | 11.15.2017 | Blog

The House of Commons Library has published a briefing paper considering the supremacy of EU law and the Court of Justice of the European Union post-Brexit. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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New In-house content on solicitor apprenticeship schemes, anti-bribery and corruption, and mapping legal support for business needs

Posted by admin | 11.14.2017 | Blog

Practical Law In-house has published a range of new content recently. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Brexit: Government announces Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill

Posted by admin | 11.14.2017 | Blog

The government has announced that a Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill will implement into UK law the major policies set out in the withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU. Source: Practicallaw2

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Respect expertise of the Home Office in care cases involving potential child trafficking (Family Court)

Posted by admin | 11.13.2017 | Blog

In Re M (Children) (Suspected trafficking: Competent Authority) [2017] EWFC 56, Parker J described the role of the Home Office’s Competent Authority for investigating possible human trafficking within care proceedings. Source: Practicallaw2

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President sets aside fraudulently obtained divorce decrees (High Court)

Posted by admin | 11.10.2017 | Blog

In Grasso v Naik (Twenty-one irregular divorces) [2017] EWHC 2789 (Fam), Munby P dismissed 21 petitions and set aside the divorce decrees that had been granted, following fraudulent applications by a disbarred barrister. Source: Practicallaw2

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New step-by-step guides: entering into a restrictive covenant

Posted by admin | 11.10.2017 | Blog

Practical Law Property has published two new step-by-step guides. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Law Society publishes two short form model office leases

Posted by admin | 11.09.2017 | Blog

The Law Society has published two short form model office leases. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Family news round-up to 9 November 2017

Posted by admin | 11.09.2017 | Blog

News stories of interest to family lawyers for the week to 9 November 2017. Source: Practicallaw2

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