Case Law

Here we select and summarise key cases pertaining to Legal Costs which may prove to be a useful aid to negotiation. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any of the cases mentioned below in more detail and to see what impact they may have on you.

  • 25/06/2019

    SD v AFH (Appeal: Coercive and controlling behaviour: Inference or speculation) [2019] EWHC 1513 (Fam) (13 June 2019)

    This Judgment relates to an Application for permission to appeal the decision of HHJ Plunkett made in respect of findings of fact handed down on 14/11/18. The proposed Appellant father wished to appeal findings made in proceedings which related to the parties’ child, which involved cross Applications.  The findings made […]

  • 20/05/2019

    H-L (Children: Summary Dismissal of Care Proceedings) [2019] EWCA Civ 704 (17 April 2019)

    This Court of Appeal Judgment relates to an Appeal made by the Local Authority against the decision of HHJ Wicks dismissing a Care Application at an interim stage, despite arguments by the Local Authority and the Guardian. The initial Care Application related to two children, one of which had been […]

  • 09/05/2019

    MFS (Appeal: Transfer of Primary Care) [2019] EWHC 768 (Fam) (29 March 2019)

    This was a fact-specific case where Mr Justice Williams refused appeal against the decision to transfer residence of boy (aged 8) from the Mother to the Father, where the order had already been implemented and the Mother’s appeal was lodged out of time.  There was detailed analysis by the court […]

  • 08/05/2019

    A (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 609

    This was an appeal brought by the Father against an order by HHJ Wilding dismissing his application for leave to oppose the making of Adoption Orders under S47(5) of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 in relation to his two children, who were aged 6 and 4. The application for […]

  • 08/05/2019

    Baron & Ors (4 Defective Divorces) [2019] EWFC 26 (17 April 2019)

    This Judgment considers the decision of Sir Stephen Brown P in Butler v. Butler, The Queen’s Proctor Intervening [2019] 1 FLR 114 in relation to the 4 Defective Divorces of Baron v Baron; Bird v Bird; Checova v Ilyas and Campbell-Anderson v Anderson. In dealing with this matter, Sir James […]


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