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IVF baby deceit man – DNA testing in divorce should be routine

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A lecturer at the centre of what is thought to be Britain’s first case of paternity fraud involving IVF has called for the introduction of routine DNA testing in divorce.

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Judge laments ‘tragic’ waste of couple’s assets in £1m divorce case

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A high court judge has bemoaned the £1m in legal bills run up by a former beauty queen and her estranged millionaire husband as they fought over how to divide their assets.

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Study dismisses suggestion of gender bias in family courts

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A new study appears to disprove the traditional assumption that the UK’s family courts are biased against men.

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Footballer wins “right to family life” case as Government split over Human Rights row

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A foreign criminal convicted of child cruelty and drink-driving with his four-year-old daughter in the car has overturned a Home Office bid to deport him – because of his “right to family life”.

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Withy King solicitor makes legal aid awards shortlist

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Family lawyer Rebecca Stevens, who was praised by the President of the Family Law Division after doing more than 100 hours unpaid work for a father who didn’t qualify for legal aid funding, has been named a finalist in the …

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Mums go to the Supreme Court after their ex-husbands hide a fortune

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Two divorced women, both mothers-of-three, have joined forces to bring their former husbands to task, claiming they deliberately hid their true wealth.

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Ministers may move to close troublesome new loophole

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The Government has signalled it could look to close a legal loophole which has allowed divorcees to leave their former partner without a share of their pension.

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Family court rejects wife’s “ridiculous” request

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A Judge presiding over a multi-million pound divorce case in London has dismissed a wife’s plea to be awarded a baby grand piano.

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£30,000 court case to keep grandchildren in the country

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Two grandparents have told of their anguish after their bid to stop their granddaughters being taken to Australia by their mother failed. They lost a highly emotional court case which has cost them £30,000.

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Family Judge defends the principle of open justice

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A Judge has refused a man’s request for a divorce case to be heard behind closed doors, emphasising it is important that justice is seen to be done.

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Pension reforms could see divorcees heading back to court

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A leading wealth management business has warned that divorced people may have to head back to court over their pensions thanks to a lack of clarity in the recent reforms.

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Gay couple win surrogacy battle over baby girl

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A High Court Judge has ruled that a baby girl conceived through surrogacy should be placed with her father and his male partner after her biological mother was deemed “homophobic”.

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