Marie Crawford’s article “Big Changes in Children’s Cases where Domestic Abuse is an Issue: New Practice Direction 12 J” has been published in Family Law Week. Mr. Justice Cobb’s review of PD12 J has been completed and significant changes have been proposed. If the recommendations are adopted (which is likely), domestic violence will be required … Continue reading
The presumption of contact can now (explicitly) be displaced As a result of the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Domestic Violence (APPG) after the publication in January 2016 of the influential Women’s Aid report entitled ‘Nineteen Child Homicides: What must change so children are put first in child contact arrangements and the … Continue reading
Testamentary freedom has long been recognised in English law, the ability of an individual to dispose of their assets as they wish. Default intestacy provisions apply where there is no will however the testator’s intention as provided for in their will takes priority. The only qualification to this rule is that now contained within the … Continue reading
Forfeiture can be a difficult labyrinth to navigate. One aspect that often proves problematic is ensuring that any right to forfeit a lease arising from a breach of the lease is not waived by the landlord. Given the numerous ways that such a right can be waived it is possible to do so inadvertently, which … Continue reading
We are delighted to welcome Rosie Ellis and Holly May who have joined the Admin Support team in Canterbury.
In my view there are many reasons why we lawyers should be getting serious about the collaborative process. The first is the over-stretched, over-burdened and under-resourced Court Service, which means that clients have to wait longer than ever for the resolution of their case. The second is the ever-more-limited resources of clients, and the difficulty … Continue reading
In so far as delay was concerned, for a time, at least, it seemed that jurisprudence and argument was trying, hard as it might, to imply the possibility of a time-bar: the high-tide being illustrated by Rossi v Rossi & Rossi  EWHC 1482 (Fam) and S v S  EWHC 2339 (Fam). This was, … Continue reading