Navigating Wellbeing: Tackling Challenges Among Family Law Professionals

As Stress Awareness Month unfolds this April, it’s imperative to shed light on the pressing issues surrounding mental and physical wellbeing within the family law system, particularly among solicitors and barristers. Recent statistics from the Bar Council’s Wellbeing at the Bar Report 2024 provide valuable insights into the current landscape and highlight areas for improvement. […]

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The new world of non-molestation orders

Non-molestation order [‘NMO’] hearings are generally short (often only listed for 30 minutes), so, I will endeavour to do the same with this article.  Earlier this year, the case of DS v AC [2023] EWFC 46 was the first widely published case on NMOs in some time and it was followed by guidance on NMOs […]

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Re JW (Child at Home under Care Order) [2023] EWCA Civ 944

family law care proceedings

In this recent decision of the Court of Appeal, The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, acknowledged that ‘a difference exists in the approach taken by courts in different regions when determining whether a final care order, supervision order or no order should be made when care proceedings conclude with a plan for the […]

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