Proportionality in Adoption Cases

In recent times there haven’t been many family decisions handed down from the Supreme Court. However, last month we had the decision of Re H-W (Children). That decision has been applied in two recent Court of Appeal decisions – one of which was a successful appeal from our local court. The recent decisions about proportionality […]

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Reporting Restrictions

This decision follows not long after the case of Xanthopoulos v Rakshina [2022] EWFC 30, where Mr Justice Mostyn determined that in the absence of a specific order preventing publication of information in financial remedy proceedings, the status quo should be maintained. In this case, H made an application for a Reporting Restriction Order (RRO) prior […]

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Intimate images – is it necessary to include everything plus the kitchen sink? Re M: Private Law Children Proceedings: Case Management: Intimate Images [2022] EWHC 986 (Fam)

I am sure many of us who represent parents in private law proceedings, where allegations of domestic abuse are made, have been faced with swathes of documentary evidence which may include intimate images (photos and video footage) which the client seeks to rely on in support of their allegations, or in rebuttal to allegations made […]

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