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Family Law newsletter: 6 June 2016

Family Law newsletter: 6 June 2016
The Family Law newsletter provides you with all the latest news, judgments, articles and guidance to ensure you are up to date with the latest developments and their impact on practice.


Family Law Awards 2016 nominations extended
01 June 2016
The deadline for nominations for the Family Law Awards 2016 has been extended to Friday 10 June. Nominate someone now at familylawawards.com.

Top 10 reasons for returning divorce petitions
01 June 2016
The most common reasons for divorce petitions being returned by divorce centres have been revealed by Resolution.


Private lives not private after all?
Bethany Hardwick - @BethHardwick3
03 June 2016
Should financial remedy claims be heard in public or private, and what will the long-term consequences be for the rule of law?

A Day in the Life of ... Dr Rob George (barrister and lecturer)
Dr Rob George - @RobertHGeorge
02 June 2016
I have two jobs, one as a barrister practising from Harcourt Chambers, and the other as a lecturer at University College London. They mostly fit well together, although some weeks are pretty manic! Every day is different - sometimes I'm teaching, marking or doing research for an academic paper; other days I'm in court or preparing an advice for a client. I love how varied it is and how the two sides feed into one another.

PSL Essential Update - Motivational May
Amy Sanders - @Amy_Sanders1
01 June 2016
We've made it through May, with its unpredictable weather systems, a peppering of guidance and some headline-hitting cases. It's been a busy one for us behind the scenes, too. We're already conference and party-planning for later in the year and so, in celebration of your awards nominations coming in thick and fast and all the lovely things you've said about your colleagues (and the fact it's National Smile Month - or so the internet tells me) ... this is Motivational May!

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FINANCIAL REMEDIES: Hart v Hart [2016] EWCA Civ 497
Hearing Date: 24 May 2016
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division
Court of Appeal
The husband was refused permission to appeal.

PUBLIC LAW CHILDREN: Re V-Z (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 475
Hearing Date: 25 May 2016
Lady Justice Black, Lord Justice Clarke and Lady Justice King
Court of Appeal
The appeal was allowed, the care and placement orders were set aside and the case was remitted for rehearing.

PUBLICITY & REPORTING: Re S [2015] EWHC 4159 (Fam)
Hearing Date: 20 August 2015
Mr Justice Hayden
Family Division
A reporting restriction order was continued in relation to a child arrested in connection with terror offences.

Hearing Date: 06 May 2016
Mr Justice Holman
Family Division
The husband's application for declarations in respect of a consent order was refused.

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