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Financial provision – property adjustment order

W was refused her application for a property adjustment order (PAO) because H had no beneficial interest in the former matrimonial home.
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Child abduction – Hague Convention

F failed in his application for an order requiring his daughter’s return to Spain under the Hague Convention despite the fact M had abducted her and brought her to England. 
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Procedure – no-deal Brexit guidance

Practitioners should note important guidance jointly produced by the Law Society and Resolution ahead of what appears to be an increasingly likely no-deal Brexit.
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Procedure – expert evidence

Was an expert psychotherapist instructed under Part 25 or was it a treating therapist only?
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Children – safeguarding

Important guidance for local authorities has been updated relating to the reporting of serious child safeguarding incidents to the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel. 
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Procedure – FPR

Brexit-related regulations will soon be in force whatever shape the final Brexit takes, and family practitioners will need to pay close attention to procedural changes. 
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Civil partnership – guidance

How does a civil partnership affect the parties’ rights to different pensions? 
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Children – surrogacy

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (Remedial) Order 2018 came into force on 3 January 2019.
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