Law reports

  • 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


    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.

  • Family outline
    Law Report


    27 August 2014

    In this adoption application, the parent and step-parent of a child applied to the court to adopt a mother’s two children (by different fathers).  The trial judge refused application so the father appealed.

  • Law Report


    28 January 2014

    The judgment in the Marley v Rawlings wills mix-up appeal. General guidance was also provided in the matter of validity of wills.

  • Law Report

    Medical treatment

    27 August 2013

    Adult patient – Consent to treatment – Patient lacking capacity – Adult male, DE, having learning difficulties

  • Law Report

    Human rights

    19 August 2013

    Child – Court proceedings in relation to child – Proceedings in private

  • Law Report


    19 August 2013

    Validity – Declaration – Respondent lacking capacity having married abroad in arranged marriage ceremony