Transparency in the Family Courts: The Reporting Pilot Rollout

Ahead of the expansion of the Transparency Reporting Pilot, Feargus Campbell considers the existing statutory framework in the hope of demystifying this brave new world. To read the article click here. ... Continue Reading

Practical pointers for preparing witness statements

Tom Harrill and Alyssa Callaway provide helpful pointers for preparing witness statements.   To read the article click here.   ... Continue Reading

LESSONS FROM LIEVEN J: A realistic approach to obtaining evidence from children.

Timothy Bowe KC and Holly Hilbourne-Gollop recently represented the children in the case of Birmingham City Council v M & Ors [2023] EWHC 3312 (Fam). Holly Hilbourne-Gollop considers the guidance provi... Continue Reading

INTERIM REMOVAL: Re J & Ors (Children: Interim Removal) [2023] EWCA Civ 1266

Malvika Jaganmohan considers the recent case of Re J, a useful case for family practitioners to have in their toolkit when facing applications for interim removal of children. To view the article, please c... Continue Reading

Is ADR an aspiration in light of Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2023] EWCA Civ 1416?

Karamjit Singh considers the practicalities of ADR in housing disrepair cases, in light of the recent case of Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council. To view the article, please click here. &nb... Continue Reading

FRESH CARROT, BIGGER STICK: Forthcoming rule changes and the ‘encouragement’ of NCDR’ – Nicholas Allen KC and Andrew Day.

Nicholas Allen KC and Andrew Day consider the forthcoming rule changes that will arise from the Family Procedure (Amendment No.2) Rules 2023, due to come into force on 8 April 2024 and 29 April 2024, provi... Continue Reading

Use of S21 Notices to continue for a while yet… – Section 21 Update Article – Jane Talbot

Jane Talbot provides an update on the use of Section 21 Housing Act 1988. To view the article, please click here. ... Continue Reading

Applications for Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions and Gang-Related Violence Injunctions – changes to the N16A – Richard Dewsbery

Richard Dewsbery provides a reminder of a recent change to the Civil Procedure Rules, requiring claimants seeking an antisocial behaviour injunction to include mandatory information about the availability ... Continue Reading

The correct procedure for mobile phone extraction in public law proceedings in the absence of police phone disclosure – Holly Hilbourne-Gollop

Holly Hilbourne-Gollop considers guidance from the Court of Appeal in Re P, H-L (Children) (Mobile Phone Extraction) [2023] EWCA Civ 206, in relation to the correct procedure for mobile phone extraction in... Continue Reading

Gangs and Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions – Standard of Proof – Jane Talbot

Jane Talbot discusses the recent Supreme Court decision in Jones v Birmingham City Council in which the applicable standard of proof in gang and anti social behaviour injunction cases was challenged. To vi... Continue Reading