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  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    The impacts of F v F
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    The case of F v F itself involved whether or not an agreement made during marriage was valid; here a father sought to materialise the mother’s agreement during the marriage that both children should have the MMR vaccination.   After separation the mother refused consent to the children being vaccinated. Notably the Cafcass report identified… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Cafcass Plus: but minus the time!
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     There has recently been a new scheme in the midlands with regards to care proceedings called Cafcass plus. It aims to reduce the time taken between a child being removed from their birth parents and being placed with adoptive parents.   The scheme aims to reduce the stress experienced by children going through care proceedings,… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Costs in Contact and Residence disputes
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    It is generally considered that in family law each party is to bear their own costs. However, there has been some recent decisions which may show a departure from this. In a recent case the father made an application for contact and the mother made allegations against him of serious violence. The father denied these… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Martin of Market Harborough: Blogging from the basin
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    Bonjour Citoyens Forgive the French but I’m off to La belle France this weekend and even from a rather grey wharf I’ve slipped into holiday mode .This will be the last Blog from the canal side for a couple of weeks so I can but recommend my regular readers to have a look at the… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Martin of Market Harborough: Blogging from the Basin
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    What was that song citizens? “Where have all the barges gone?”  Something like that anyway. I know I was expecting the narrow boats to be “out “ as the weather improved but the basin looks a bit sad and empty now, like we’ve lost some old friends. Still, they’ll be back soon enough, if the… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    When child contact breaks down
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    In the best situations everyone hopes that the separation of their parents will have the least possible effect on the children and their ongoing relationship with both mother and father. Despite the breakdown of their personal relationship parents are supposed to put that aside and help the children keep in contact. This can be very… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Prest v Petrodel: Sanity Restored?
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    Slightly earlier than I expected, the Supreme Court has now announced its judgement in this landmark case of the husband who tried to put his assets beyond the reach of the English Courts and, of course therefore, his wife by having them owned by a whole group of Companies, of which it is fair to… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Martin of Market Harborough: Blogging from the basin
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    Forgive my lack of originality fellow citizens but Phew, what a scorcher!  The wharf has been glorious again 10,000 tons of sand and a Beach Boys CD and its Florida out there. The umbrellas and sun worshippers are out at The Waterfront. The basin is only half full (always the optimist, you notice) of boats… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    What rights do surrogate parents have to contact?
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    In 1990 the Law was changed to enable heterosexual couples who have sperm or eggs donated to enter into binding agreements the effect of which was to provide even if one of the two parents was not the natural father or mother of the child, they would be considered as such legally. In 2008 this… Learn more

  • Faye Williamson - Family Law
    Martin of Market Harborough: Blogging from the Basin
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    “Oh, what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day!” For the younger generation out there in Harborough that’s a song from the musical “Seven brides for Seven brothers” but it perfectly describes the wharf today and as Frances, Martin and I burst into joyful song at the drop of a hat it’s hard to… Learn more

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