Archive for January 2016

  • 29/01/2016

    Kolah v Kolah [2015] EWHC (Fam) (15 December 2015)

    This was a Judgment given by Mr Justice Holman in relation to jurisdictional issues in Child Arrangement proceedings brought by the father. The background to the proceedings was that the mother and the children were British and the father of the children was Indian.  Due to the father’s employment, the […]

  • 29/01/2016

    Bristow –v- Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust & Ors [2015] EWHC B22 (Costs)

    Including items within a Claimant’s bill of costs that should not have been there resulted in their costs of assessment being limited to 80% The Defendant’s unreasonable refusal to mediate the costs meant that the costs of assessment were awarded on the indemnity basis This was a clinical negligence case […]

  • 19/01/2016

    C (A Child) (Wasted Costs), Re [2015] EWHC 3259 (Fam) (09 November 2015)

    This Judgment was given by Mr Justice Cobb on 09 November 2015 in respect of the mother’s Application for a Costs Order.  This Application was made within Contact proceedings issued by the father in respect of the child of the family. The background to the matter was that the child […]

  • 19/01/2016

    JW, Re [2015] EWCOP 82 (02 December 2015)

    Senior Judge Lush approves a son’s Application to replace a Local Authority as Deputy. These proceedings related to an elderly widow Protected Party who had seven children, namely:  D, who died in August 2014, J, aged 71, R, aged 69, G, 65, who was a semi-retired builder, K, aged 63, […]

  • 19/01/2016

    CCMS – The Countdown Begins

    As we are all well aware by now the LAA’s Client and Cost Management System (CCMS) becomes mandatory for Special Children Act cases from 01 February 2016 and mandatory for all cases from 01 April 2016.  There are a number of guidance sheets available from the LAA, however due to […]

  • 11/01/2016

    N, Re [2015] EWCOP 76 (19 November 2015)

    This case dealt with the issue of whether it was in the best interests of the patient to receive life sustaining treatment after an application was made pursuant to s.15 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA). The patient had been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 23 years ago and was […]

  • 11/01/2016

    AS, Re [2015] EWHC 79 (COP) (26 November 2015)

    Senior Judge Lush rejects a Friend’s Application to replace a Local Authority as Deputy These proceedings related to the Protected Party, an elderly widow who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s dementia and since the middle of 2013 had resided in a nursing home. Her closest relatives were her son who lived […]

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