Post date: 16th Jan 2019
By Antonia Ford

Since the introduction of One-Way Qualified Cost Shifting (QOCS), Defendants have had limited opportunity to recover the costs incurred in resisting unmeritorious claims.

Post date: 15th Nov 2018
By Victoria Ellis

Parental alienation is where a parent intentionally (or, as importantly, unintentionally) negatively influences their child’s view of the other parent. Parental alienation is now illegal in Brazil and Mexico and is widely recognised in the US and Canada.

Post date: 7th Nov 2018
By Richard Wayman

The High Court has recently re-affirmed its inherent jurisdiction to make a ‘pound for pound’ order in respect of a party’s future legal costs in financial proceedings.

Post date: 31st Oct 2018
By Naima Asif

Parental child abductions from the UK to Pakistan remain rife. As the 96th contracting state to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980 (‘the Hague Convention’)

Post date: 12th Oct 2018
By Samara Brackley

Samara Brackley discusses secure accommodation procedure after HHJ Lazarus’s judgment in Re O [2018] EWFC B60 published this week.

Post date: 3rd Oct 2018
By Mark Ablett

Following the efforts of Williams J to grant a decree of nullity as opposed to a finding of non-marriage in relation to an Islamic marriage, Mark Ablett discusses and clarifies the outcome of the much-publicised case of Akhter v Khan [2018] EWFC 54.  

Post date: 2nd Oct 2018
By Victoria Ellis

The Government has announced that it intends to reconsider how married couples can seek to divorce. Victoria Ellis discusses how in her latest blog. 

Post date: 27th Sep 2018
By Cordelia Williams

It is always sensible to draft final orders with one eye on enforcement. An order for sale of the former matrimonial home (‘FMH’) can be a particularly emotive order, often fiercely resisted by one of the parties. This post is a summary of practical suggestions to ensure a sale goes smoothly when anticipating - and trying to avoid - tricky problems of enforcement.

Post date: 12th Sep 2018
By Vithyah Chelvam

6th September 2018 will forever be a momentous day in Indian history. This is the day that the Indian Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality.

Post date: 15th Aug 2018
By Ezra Macdonald

"Only with great caution", said the Employment Appeal Tribunal in Tarn v Hughes (and ors) UKEAT/0064/18/DM – and the EAT then went on to


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