Making contact happen in chronic litigation cases: a mentalising approach Eia Asen & Emma Morris 18 April 2016 This paper describes an innovative approach to assist the outcome of entrenched private law contact and residence disputes where dependent children are caught up in their parents' 'chronic' acrimonious relationship. In these high conflict cases, children frequently side with their resident parent and refuse to have direct or indirect contact with the other parent.
Adoption targets: the good, the bad and the ugly Claire Fenton-Glynn - @CFentonGlynn 15 April 2016 On 14 January 2016, the Department of Education announced a 'fundamental change to the law' that would ensure that 'courts and councils always pursue adoption when it is in a child's interests'. While the form or content of this legal change remains unclear, the motivation behind it is not.
Training for the IFLA Children Scheme: a delegate's view James Pirrie & Felicity Shedden - @jamespirrie, @FShedden 15 April 2016 It's the first day of training for children scheme arbitrators. Back with our trainer, Suzanne Kingston, from our financial arbitration training, this time partnered by Janet Bazeley QC, there was a palpable sense of excitement in the air as we gathered. All the delegates were qualified as financial scheme IFLA arbitrators and all were clearly intrigued to find out how that scheme had been adapted to meet the unique needs of determining a child arrangements dispute.
Children arbitration overview Suzanne Kingston, James Pirrie and Felicity Shedden - @jamespirrie & @FShedden 13 April 2016 15 years ago a number of family lawyers got together and thought that it may be sensible to mirror our colleagues in the civil litigation world by considering the idea of arbitration in the family law context.
PROPERTY: Liden v Burton  EWCA Civ 275 Hearing Date: 02 March 2016 Lord Dyson MR, Lady Justice Sharp and Lord Justice Hamblen Court of Appeal The man’s appeal from a decision awarding his ex-partner an interest in a property amounting to £33,522 by virtue of proprietary estoppel was dismissed.
JURISDICTION: Re N (Children)  UKSC 15 Hearing Date: 13 April 2016 Lord Neuberger P, Lady Hale DP, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson and Lord Carnwath Supreme Court The Supreme Court unanimously allowed the appeal from an order transferring the care proceedings pursuant to Art 15 of Brussels IIa.