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Jan 18

WALES/ENGLAND – Civil Partnerships in the UK, 2012

Key findings The provisional number of civil partnerships in the UK in 2012 was 7,037, an increase of 3.6% since 2011. The average age of men forming a civil partnership in the UK in 2012 was 40.0 years, while for women the average age was 37.6 years. These figures represent a small decrease in average …

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Jan 15

WALES/ENGLAND – Child Contact Centres Campaign

Napo, the trades union and professional association for Family Court Staff and Probation Officers, is supporting a campaign to promote the statutory provision of funding to Child Contact Centres and the adoption of minimum standards for the training, support and supervision of Child Contact Centre co-ordinators. The campaign is being co-ordinated by Napo member and …

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Nov 18

WALES/ENGLAND – Lord Justice Thorpe retires

Lord Justice Thorpe, Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales, retires from the judiciary on 30 July, his 75th birthday.  The Rt Hon Sir Mathew Thorpe was called to the Bar, Inner Temple, in 1961. He took Silk in 1980 and, thereafter specialised in family law. He was Counsel to the Cleveland Inquiry, …

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Sep 14

UK – Expat tycoon argues hatred of British weather makes him immune from divorce courts

The estranged wife of an expatriate property tycoon has failed in her bid to secure part of his fortune, after he successfully argued that his loathing of the British climate earned him immunity from the UK divorce courts. Ex-pat couple Maria Saward and her husband Paul getting married in Gibralta in 2009 Photo: Champion News Maria …

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May 22

WALES/ENGLAND – The Care Planning, Placement and Case Review and Fostering Services (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2013

EXPLANATORY NOTE (This note is not part of the Regulations) These Regulations amend the Care Planning, Placement and Case Review (England) Regulations 2010 (“the CPPCRR”), which make provision about care planning for looked after children (i.e. children who are looked after by a local authority, whether or not they are in the care of the …

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Apr 20

WALES/ENGLAND – Lord Justice Ryder talks of “revolutionary culture of change” in family justice

Speaking at Resolution’s national conference in Stratford-Upon-Avon, the outgoing Judge in Charge of the Modernisation of Family Justice talked of a “revolutionary culture of change” within the family justice system. In a keynote speech to over 300 family law professionals earlier today, Lord Justice Ryder set out a range of measures, heralding a sea-change in the …

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