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Re N (Children) (Adoption : Jurisdiction) [2015]

Download the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Re N (Children) (Adoption: Jurisdiction) [2015] EWCA Civ 1112 which deals with a number of fundamental legal issues and important matters of practice in relation to adoption cases where there is a ‘foreign’ element.

Financial Remedy Omnibus – amendments

The Financial Remedy Omnibus has been revised. Download the amendments here. You can find this and other guidance and templates gathered together in one place on our Guidance Locator page.

Institute of Family Law Arbitrators – notice

The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators intends to set up a scheme for arbitration in relation to a specified range of disputes concerning children. It seeks a trainer (or trainers) to participate in training children-issue arbitrators. Candidates should be solicitors, barristers or retired judges who are at least 10 years qualified, and whose work comprises,(…)

Elections and AGM

Please note that the closing date for nomination forms is this Friday 9 October. Details are set out below (and attached). Applications would be especially welcome from sets which might not normally field a candidate. These are testing times for the Family Bar and it is vital that the entire membership has the opportunity to(…)

FLBA National Regional Conference – Cardiff 21 Nov 2015

The conference attracts 5 CPD points. Conference booking forms may be downloaded here (English, Cymraeg) along with hotel booking form here). The programme is below (or in Welsh here). Programme 8.30-9.00am Registration and refreshments 9.00-9.30am Committee meeting (AGM) 9.30-9.45am Welcome and Introduction – Mr Justice Moor- Family Division Presiding Judge   for the Wales & Chester Circuit(…)