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Following on from the application for permission to appeal, Kate Richmond was successful on the first ground of appeal under the Equality Act 2010. Kate demonstrated to the court that her client’s lay representative was not given the opportunity to make adequate…

The advent calendars are already in the shops prompting many separated parents to start thinking about what they will be doing with their children on Christmas Day. Each parent will imagine opening presents with the children on Christmas morning, and unless they…

Arbitration is a scheme where people with a disagreement decide to appoint someone (a specialist lawyer) to make a decision to put an end to their dispute. It is cheaper and quicker than going to court and, unlike mediation, does not require…

Christmas is just around the corner, as any trip to the supermarket or shopping centre will tell you. Aside from worrying about getting hold of this year’s ‘must have’ toy, another concern for separated parents is when they will see their children…

Whilst there is no single definition of parental alienation, Cafcass recognises it as ‘when a child’s resistance or hostility towards one parent is not justified and is the result of psychological manipulation by the other parent’. Parental alienation is a concept the…

Kate Richmond has successfully applied for permission to appeal for her client on two grounds under the Equality Act 2010. The grounds allowed by the Circuit Judge relate to her client’s disability and the extent to which her client’s lay representative was…

Arbitration and Mediation are the two main forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). There is no ‘one size fits all’ form of ADR. Every case is different. Every party has different needs and objectives. Below we’ve set out some key information which…

On 6th April 2007, the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (“CCA”) introduced the concept of an “unfair relationship” in respect of banking and credit agreements. The unfair relationship concept replaced the former extortionate credit bargain test found in sections 137 to 140 of…

If you and your partner have separated, agreeing who should benefit from time with your child over the school holidays can be difficult. Most parents want to benefit from quality time with their child in the sunshine and away from the stress…

Natasha Isaac, pupil at 1 Crown Office Row, summarises the latest guidance on family law in the case of No Deal Brexit issued by Resolution and the Law Society, with input from David Hodson OBE MCIArb and Daniel Eames. Find out more on the Law Society website here, or members…

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