Category Archive: Judgments (Family) Cases

Nov 20

WALES/ENGLAND – Privy Council hears appeal in financial relief case which has been running for sixteen years

Judge took four years to deliver judgment   The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has given judgment in an appeal from the Court of Appeal in Trinidad and Tobago.  In Ramnarine v Ramnarine [2013] UKPC 27an ex-wife appealed against an order made by the Court of Appeal of Trinidad and Tobago in proceedings for financial relief …

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Nov 18

UK – Financial ‘agony aunt’ left penniless after losing court battle over ex-husband’s fortune

A former financial agony aunt left penniless and on the brink of homelessness has lost her battle to get more money from a man she divorced more than 20 years ago.   Sacha Mullins worked for a woman’s magazine advising readers about their finances Photo: Paul Keogh Sacha Mullins, 59 – who used to work for …

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Oct 02

WALES/ENGLAND – Supreme Court hears appeal concerning habitual residence in child abduction case today

Reunite, CFAB and The Centre for Family Law and Practice join in as interveners.   On the 22nd and 23rd July the Supreme Court will hear the mother’s appeal from the judgment in Re A, reported in the Court of Appeal as ZA & Anor v NA [2012] EWCA Civ 1396. Reunite, CFAB and The …

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Oct 02

WALES/ENGLAND – High Court revisits ‘real prospect of success’ test when considering appeals

Peter Jackson J says that gloss on those words is not ‘necessary or helpful’   In H v G (Adoption Appeal) [2013] EWHC 2136 (Fam), Mr Justice Peter Jackson has considered again the test in rule 30.3(7) of the Family Procedure Rules 2010 that in order for the court to grant permission to appeal, an …

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Jul 28

WALES/ENGLAND – Appeal to be heard of court’s termination of father’s parental responsibility

Court of Appeal will determine whether Section 4(2A) of Children Act is compatible with ECHR The Court of Appeal has given permission to a father to appeal against an order, under s 4(2A) of the Children Act 1989, terminating his parental responsibility in respect of his 8 year old child. In CW v SG [2013] …

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Jul 03

WALES/ENGLAND – Coleridge J offers guidance on approach to ‘lesser issues and assets’ in financial remedy cases

Judge’s comments have been expressly approved by the President   In B v B [2013] EWHC 1232 (Fam) Mr Justice Coleridge has made remarks, approved by the President of the Family Division, which practitioners will need to keep in mind when dealing with what the judge described as ‘the lesser issues and assets’.  The parties …

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