HHJ Bellamy has today issued a practice note to have immediate effect with respect to listing contested hearings in the Family Court at Leicester. All local practitioners must read the note and be aware of its requirements as there are significant obligations on the parties as to...Read More
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The concept of “parental responsibility” may sound like a very simple idea, but it is actually a surprisingly complicated legal term. S.3(1) Children Act 1989 defines parental responsibility as “all the rights, duties, powers, responsibilities and authority which by law a parent of a child has...Read More
Please find attached the poster for this year's LLFJB Family Justice Day. The theme of the day is 'Vulnerable Adults and Children: Justice for All?'. The line up of main speakers is, as always, extremely impressive, as are the workshops. Please register your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org for the...Read More
Family practitioners will be aware of the increasing demand - from both within the family justice system and outside of it - for "transparency" around decisions made in the Family Court. HHJ Bellamy has produced a Local Practice Guidance which helpfully summarises the leading principles about...Read More
Financial remedy practitioners may be interested to note that the annual "Money Talks" seminar, hosted by No5 Chambers, will take place this year on 16th September 2015 at Birmingham Council House. For further details and booking, see here....Read More
In the light of the President of the Family Division's recent and repeated reiterations of the importance of compliance with FPR PD27A (the court bundle practice direction), and the stark consequences that may follow for any party who fails to comply (see here), we have produced...Read More
All public law family practitioners should now use the latest Case Management Order, which has been reformatted (see explanatory note for rationale). It is known as 'May 2014 version 2'....Read More