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Where the parties reach a child arrangements order by consent which stipulates that the father is to have no contact with the child, is this likely to...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Sep
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Is there any guidance on what to expect from a global family assessment in parental alienation cases?Although the phrase parental alienation is now...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Does an application to vary a child arrangements order have to be heard by the judge who made the original order?The procedure for the variation or...
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18th Aug
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The parties to children proceedings have been ordered to provide a position statement in response to a CAFCASS report. Should the content of the...
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Produced in partnership with Maria Scotland of 5 St Andrews Hill 18th Aug
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In a private law children case would the evidence of a private investigator as to the amount of time that the father is spending with a child be...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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If a father does not have parental responsibility for a child does he have to be named in an application by the maternal grandmother for a child...
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18th Aug
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Where a father with parental responsibility (but who is not the biological father) has issued an application under the Children Act 1989, is he...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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In private law children proceedings under the Children Act 1989, where the whereabouts of the respondent is unknown to the applicant, can social...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Can the magistrates court or lay justices make a costs order in children act proceedings? What is the authority?The Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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Can a private children application under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 be withdrawn? What is the procedure to do so, and the approach of the...
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18th Aug
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Where an application is made to enforce an existing child arrangements order, can the court attach a penal notice to the order as regards potential...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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In private law children proceedings what application should be made by a guardian where a mother is refusing to allow the guardian and her solicitor...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug
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If the whereabouts of the respondent to an application under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 are unknown what steps should the applicant take...
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18th Aug
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The respondent in proceedings under the Children Act 1989 is unable to attend a dispute resolution appointment because of a holiday. What is the...
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Produced in partnership with Tori Adams of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Aug

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