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The Family Law Show: Programme 4 - Children Disputes and Issues

Lucy Loizou and Carolynn Usher offer information and practical guidance for parents where there are disputes that concern their children following the breakdown of a relationship

Podcast: Minimise Risk of a Child Abduction

Ann Thomas speaks on what steps can be taken to minimise the risk of a child abduction.

Podcast: Child Relocation

Ann Thomas speaks on child relocation, an application to take a child permanently abroad.

The Family Law Show: Programme 11 - Adoption

Lucy Loizou is joined by fellow Partner, Helen Blackburn, giving an overview of adoption and guidance to viewers about the key considerations in this area of the law

The Family Law Show: Programme 2 - Child Abduction

Lucy Loizou and Mandeep Gill discuss what child abduction is and give information about what to do in the event that you are faced with this difficult situation

iGuide: Resolution by Out of Court Settlements

There are many different ways to resolve cases without the need to go to court. Here is our iGuide in relation to out of court settlements.

Podcast: Child Abduction

Ann Thomas speaks on child abduction. This is one of the most devastating things to occur to a child. Yet with many international families, it is  a occurring  much more frequently...

High Court recognises foreign adoption from Nepal

The High Court recently handed down judgment formally recognising the status of an adoption that took place in 2008 in Nepal. Mr Justice Macdonald gave judgment following a 5 day hearing in July recognising the foreign adoption of T. A copy of the judgment is available online.

Child Abduction: the Court of Appeal on the Article 13(b) defence

On Tuesday 9 August 2016 the Court of Appeal (comprised of Macur LJ, Beatson LJ and Sales LJ) handed down judgment in the case of Re M (Children) [2016] EWCA Civ 942. The first instance judgment of Russell J was reported at DM v KM [2016] EWHC 1282 (Fam).

The Best Interests of the Child in the Cultural Setting

How should the test of the best interests of the child be seen in the context of active support for the child’s cultural heritage and upbringing? What happens if there is any conflict? How much should best interests outcomes be diminished or diluted to encourage cultural connections? 

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