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Child protection – EU and Brexit

The author, a legal adviser for non-governmental organisation Children and Families Across Borders, gives her perspective on what may happen to pan-European child protection after Brexit where there are disputes about their care.
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Children – placements

What factors will the court take into account when considering placing a child with someone who is not their natural family? 
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Procedure – Brexit

At the time of writing, a Brexit deal has been agreed but has yet to be brought before Parliament for a vote. In the event of a ‘no deal’, how should family practitioners be preparing? 
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Financial remedies – prenuptial agreements

A prenuptial agreement made around 15 years before the parties separated was unfair. 
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Procedure – FPR amendments

Amendments to the FPR 2010 come into effect from 10 December 2018, together with supporting practice directions.
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Practice – court orders

To the consternation of many, family practitioners in London are now expected to bring their laptops to court and draft orders on the day. 
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Residency – EU settlement scheme pilot

Important information for applicants to the EU Settlement Scheme during an ongoing pilot scheme has been published. 
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Procedure – new orders

New standard deprivation of liberty orders have been issued by Mostyn J, following a ruling earlier this year.
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Financial remedies – prenuptial agreements

In this case, a wealthy husband insisted on a prenuptial agreement before his second marriage, having already been through a divorce. It was signed three weeks before the wedding.

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Children – restriction of liberty

When can the court exercise its inherent jurisdiction and restrict a child’s liberty under a secure accommodation order? A 15-year-old young person (YP) was the subject of a care order.

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