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Family monthly highlights—March 2019

Published on: 29 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Family monthly highlights—March 2019
  • In this issue:
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Jurisdiction (AJ v DM)
  • Financial provision
  • Court defines parameters of ‘fraud exception’ to legal professional privilege (Saxton v Bruzas)
  • Endorsing the role of family arbitration (BC v BG)
  • Reforming SDLT—the government consults on a non-UK resident surcharge
  • Exploring consequences of joint tenancy between cohabitants (Horn v Chipperfield)
  • Scottish cohabitation law is ‘disadvantageous’ to grieving partners
  • More...

Article summary

This month’s edition of Family highlights includes a review of the relationship between the Arbitration Act 1996 (AA 1996) and family arbitration, the courts’ approach to contact in parental alienation cases, interim care orders after the age of 17, and leave to apply for a contact order when a bar under section 91(14) of the Children Act 1989 (ChA 1989) is in place. In addition to links to analysis of other key decisions, recently updated and new content is also detailed, together with Brexit updates, including a new Practice Note on amendments to the Family Procedure Rules 2010 (FPR 2010) that will be made by The Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Court of Protection Rules 2017 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/517 as a result of Brexit. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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