Civil Restraint Orders: Beyond control?

Danielle Taylor sets out the circumstances in which the courts may prohibit a party from making further applications, and the limitations of such orders ‘Mostyn J suggested that there should be in place an up-to-date and fully accessible register of all civil restraint orders, together with an automatic flagging system, so that when an application …
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Privacy: Behind closed doors

Shlomit Glaser and Tim Jones examine issues of privacy and confidentiality in family proceedings ‘There remains a judicial discretion to determine whether the media can be in attendance and the extent to which what they witness may be reported.’Confidentiality can be a significant issue in family proceedings for many divorcing couples. This is particularly so …
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Costs: Behaving badly

Lyn Ayrton and Claire O’Donnell suggest that costs orders penalising ‘litigation conduct’ may be on the rise and discuss some recent cases ‘There has been a notable increase in reported cases in which the court has made substantial costs orders for various aspects of litigation conduct.’There are two main types of conduct that may be …
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Civil Restraint Orders: Under control

Emma Morris examines the powers of the courts to make civil restraint orders and the circumstances in which such an order may be appropriate ‘The effect of a general civil restraint order is that if a party who is subject to one makes an application to any court without first obtaining permission, the application will …
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