Philip Newton has qualified as an Arbitrator through the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme (‘the Children Scheme’), by which private law children disputes may be dealt with by arbitration. Philip is currently the only Barrister qualified as a children arbitrator practising in Kent.
It may not be well known yet but, last week, the 18th July 2016, the Institute of Family Law Arbitrators (IFLA) launched the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme (‘the Children Scheme’), by which private law children disputes may be dealt with by arbitration. This means that disputes over children may now be dealt with by … Continue reading
The Court of Appeal has given guidance as to when a court can and should suspend a possession order made under the Housing Act 1988 (relating to housing association or local authority tenancies). In City Westminster Housing Trust v Massey: Manchester & District Housing Association v Roberts  EWCA Civ 704 the Court was dealing … Continue reading
CPR rule 57.7(1) reaffirmed the existing requirement that in order to bring a probate claim a party must have an “interest” in the estate. Earlier authority had established that a creditor of an estate does not have a sufficient “interest” in the estate to allow them to challenge the validity of a will. But what … Continue reading