Muslim doctor loses appeal court bid to strip ex-wife of settlement

It has been reported in the last few days that the English court has rejected an appeal from a Dr Zaid Al-Saffar to overturn the financial order made in her favour. Dr al-Saffar is a consultant…

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Pensions at risk on bankruptcy

The recent High Court Chancery Division case of re Raithatha –v- Williamson ([2012] EWHC 909 (Ch)) establishes a new legal precedent whereby a bankrupt can be ordered to draw down his pension in…

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Expert Witnesses in Children Proceedings – An Update

  On 24 May 2012 the Minister for Justice Jonathan Djanogly, announced: "We are introducing early changes to the court rules through secondary legislation. The main elements are raising the threshold…

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A bad week for CMEC

        A BAD WEEK FOR CMEC       It has been reported that the Comptroller and Auditor General, who deals with the accounts of government agencies and quangos, has been unable to…

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Government U-Turn on Expert Witnesses in Children Proceedings

  In a rather amazing u-turn, I read today in The Times that the government finally accepts the need to reform the use of expert witnesses in care proceedings. In a previous blog…

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Children and the Family Court – Is it time to open up the System to Public Scrutiny?

Children and the Family Court - Is it time to open up the System to Public Scrutiny? As a solicitor of too many years' experience than I would like to admit, I have represented many clients. Most of…

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Blanchards Law in Mail on Sunday

http://www.absolutepublishing.com/Portals/0/Uploads/RateCards/MOS_Weddings_MediaPack_020212.pdfBlanchards Law features in Wedding Essentials Supplement in Mail on Sunday on 11 March 2012

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Equal Rights for Parents on Divorce

I read in today's Telegraph about the Government's plan to introduce legislation and force courts to give equal rights of contact (formerly access) to both parents. I as surprised as the…

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