Privacy: Clear as mud?

Rebecca Harling summarises the approach to privacy in family proceedings and asks whether the current system lacks clarity ‘Within the sphere of family justice, as with many other practice areas, the desire to promote transparency and the right to a fair hearing must be carefully balanced with the right of privacy.’Open justice is one of …
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Divorce: Potential pitfalls

Philippa Davies and Anna Shadbolt navigate the more problematic aspects of divorce procedure and provide a reminder of the remedies available ‘For the purposes of an application for deemed service, it is essential that the petitioner keeps written evidence of their attempts to obtain information regarding the respondent’s whereabouts.’ Divorce law and procedure can appear …
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Divorce: Fighting fraud

Rachel Donald discusses the consequences of deception in divorce proceedings and the vulnerabilities of the current procedure ‘Munby P highlighted in Rapisarda that in each of the 180 cases the English court was being deceived: fundamentally in respect of the court’s jurisdiction to entertain the petition.’ In Rapisarda v Colladon [2014] Sir James Munby, president …
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