Law reports

  • Supreme Court
    Law Report

    Council vicariously liable for abuse committed by foster parents

    26 October 2017

    Lawyers will need to pay close attention to local authority contracts with independent fostering agencies.

  • IVF treatment
    Law Report

    Damages for breach of contract

    9 October 2017

    Father loses damages claim after former partner faked consent for baby to receive IVF treatment.

  • Walker court case
    Law Report

    Equal rights

    25 July 2017

    Supreme Court declared that the male appellant’s husband was entitled to a spouse’s pension calculated on the basis of all the years of the appellant’s service with the respondent.

  • Divorce
    Law Report

    Divorce

    19 June 2017

    In Sharp v Sharp, the Court of Appeal held that held that the wife was correct to contend that the combination of potentially relevant factors was sufficient to justify a departure from the equal sharing principle.

  • Family division
    Law Report

    Family

    2 July 2015

    A child had been made the subject of non-molestation injunctions, which extended to her mother, while she was a ward of court. As the child approached her 18th birthday, the mother applied to court for an extension of the injunction to extend indefinitely beyond the conclusion of the wardship proceedings.

  • Port of Dover
    Law Report

    Family and children

    29 May 2015

    Ex parte wardship proceedings were brought in respect of four children, all British citizens, as there were reasonable grounds for believing that the entire family had left the UK to join Islamic State in Syria.

  • Supreme Court
    Law Report

    Family

    8 April 2015

    The Supreme Court held that none of the exceptions to the general approach applicable to awards of costs in children’s cases as set out in Re T (Children) [2012] applied in the present case.

  • Mr Justice Mostyn
    Law Report

    Costs (family)

    20 November 2014

    In financial proceedings the Family Division imposed a costs penalty on the husband. The judge commented on the scale of the costs incurred by the parties, which he described as ‘totally disproportionate’.

  • Birmingham UK
    Law Report

    Parental order

    16 October 2014

    The Family Division held that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 did not have the effect of preventing the court from making a parental order.

  • Will
    Law Report

    Costs

    26 September 2014

    A full report of the judgment in the costs case related to Marley v Rawlings, in which parents had each signed the wrong mirror will.