November 25, 2019

The Supreme Court has ruled that a local authority was not to blame for the abuse and harassment suffered by two children, even though they housed them next-door to a family known for anti-social behaviour.

The children and their mother were housed by Poole Borough Coun...

November 19, 2019

A husband has failed to overturn what he considered an unreasonably generous divorce settlement imposed after a judge held that he had misled the court.

The case involved a couple who married in 1995 and separated in 2016. They had three dependent children. The wife had...

November 13, 2019

A ruling that a baby’s injuries including fractured ribs were sustained by accident as she slept with her mother has been overturned in the Court of Appeal.

The case involved a baby who was born by emergency caesarean. The procedure left the mother suffering post-operat...

October 30, 2019

A mother has successfully challenged a decision to place her baby up for adoption, because the judge dealing with the case didn’t take the necessary time and care.

The case involved a mother who gave birth to her baby at the age of 16. The local authority accommodated t...

October 22, 2019

A wife was entitled to a financial settlement from her husband that reflected British law even though their divorce was granted abroad.

That was the decision of the High Court in a case involving an Omani man and Lebanese woman.

The couple had been married for 12 years a...

October 16, 2019

A mother has lost her appeal against a special guardianship order which placed her children in the care of their paternal grandparents.

The case involved children who had been the subject of a child protection plan due to parental neglect.

An order was made and the child...

October 7, 2019

A man has reduced his periodical payments to his ex-wife after he argued that his business income was not a matrimonial asset.

The couple married in 1988 and had four children who are all now adults. The family had a good standard of living thanks to the husband’s succe...

September 12, 2019

Five children have been taken from their mother after she allowed the youngest child’s father to live in the house despite him having a history of violence.

The mother had four children from a previous relationship, and her youngest with her current partner. The local a...

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