Understanding Controlling and Coercive Behaviour [‘CCB’] Now seems like a good time to ask ourselves, ‘has anything changed; are things better?’ Answering that question, I personally think there is more awareness and a better understanding around coercive and controlling behaviour but the profession is still struggling with being consistent in how allegations of this type […]Read more
The Parens Patriae jurisdiction and Re S: Is there still a role for the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction in international law?
Introduction Consider this thought: A parent who lives in the United Kingdom has been separated from their child who is in another country. That country is what we may call a ‘destabilised’ country in so far as it has been affected by war, a country in which its political system has come apart and a […]Read more
Mounting a challenge to a negative connected person assessment This article is intended as a support to constructing an effective challenge to a negative connected person assessment, whether that challenge is coming after the viability stage, after the full assessment stage and perhaps in support of a part 25 application for an independent social work […]Read more
In the vast majority of Financial Relief cases the matrimonial home will be treated as a matrimonial asset. It is a rare scenario indeed where one party has reasonable prospects of persuading the court that the family home, usually the physical, emotional and financial centre of the family, is not a matrimonial asset to be added to the pot and divided with equal entitlement. However, […]Read more