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Examine situation facing a child when assessing grave risk of physical or psychological harm or other intolerability (Court of Appeal)

Posted by admin | 11.01.2017 | Blog

In GP (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1677, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal against a return order made under the 1980 Hague Convention and remitted the case for rehearing. The first instance judge had failed to examine the situation that would face the child upon her return to Italy, when he rejected the…

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Property essentials: October 2017

Posted by admin | 10.31.2017 | Blog

A monthly round-up of the most important, useful and interesting property developments covered by Practical Law Property. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Government to enact legislation permitting deduction orders to be made against joint bank accounts

Posted by admin | 10.31.2017 | Blog

On 29 October 2017, the government published its response to a consultation on making regular and lump sum deduction orders against joint bank accounts, where one account holder is a non-resident parent, to collect and enforce statutory child maintenance liabilities. Source: Practicallaw2

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At a glance October 2017

Posted by admin | 10.31.2017 | Blog

A legal update outlining the key developments in family law and practice covered by legal updates published in October 2017. Source: Practicallaw2

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Land Registry clarifies the importance of ordering the priority of applications when registering a restriction

Posted by admin | 10.30.2017 | Blog

The Land Registry has amended Practice Guide 19 (LRPG 19) to clarify the need to prioritise the order of applications when registering a restriction. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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CRELA: event on 15 November 2017

Posted by admin | 10.30.2017 | Blog

On 15 November 2017, the Commercial Real Estate Legal Association (CRELA) is holding an event entitled Cybercrime Awareness and Security hosted by Simmons & Simmons LLP. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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Family news round-up to 26 October 2017

Posted by admin | 10.26.2017 | Blog

News stories of interest to family lawyers for the week to 26 October 2017. Source: Practicallaw2

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Family Justice Council should consider use of covert recordings in family proceedings (Court of Appeal)

Posted by admin | 10.26.2017 | Blog

In Re B (A Child) [2017] EWCA Civ 1579, Munby P invited the Family Justice Council to consider the use of covert recordings in family proceedings, and confirmed how guidance for family courts is formulated and disseminated. Source: Practicallaw2

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Children had no habitual residence at time of application (High Court)

Posted by admin | 10.26.2017 | Blog

In CL v AL [2017] EWHC 2154 (Fam) and [2017] EWHC 32 (Fam), Keehan J found that the children had, at the time of the application in England, lost their habitual residence in Australia but had not acquired a habitual residence elsewhere. While unlikely that a child has no habitual residence at any point in…

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Consultation on 4th edition of RICS Code of Practice for service charges in commercial property

Posted by admin | 10.26.2017 | Blog

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has issued a consultation on the 4th edition of the RICS Code of Practice: Service charges in commercial property, which is due to be launched on 1 April 2018 as a professional statement with mandatory requirements. Source: PracticalLaw 1

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