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Roger Bird Former District Judge. What constitutes a benefit for a child? What are the limits on the courts jurisdiction to award sums of money for the support of a child? Roger Bird examines W v J (Child: Variation of Financial Provision)  EWHC 2657 (Fam),  2 FLR 300 and Re S (Child: Financial Provision) EWCA Civ 1685,  FLR (forthcoming) and gives guidelines on what might be classed as being for the benefit of a child and thus a proper matter to be claimed under Sch 1, Children At 1989.
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