Dawson Cornwell act as intervenors for the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice in important Court of Appeal case with significant implications for future relocation of children within the UK.
Lisette Dupré attended the IAML Conference on the Introduction to EU Family Law in Berlin on 26th and 27th November. The conference covered Brussels II-bis, cross-border child abduction and parental responsibility, Rome III, The EU Maintenance Regulation 4/2009 and the 2007 Hague Protocol. The conference was attended by representatives from 22 countries, including non-EU countries.
Lisette was invited to speak on the EU Maintenance Regulation. Among the other speakers were established practitioners and academics including Ian Curry-Summer, Alexandre Boiché and Kerstin Niethammer-Jürgens.
James Netto also attended the conference.
Charlotte Conner has written an article summarising the diverging approaches of the judiciary to media access and privacy and the implications for the parties.
Martin Beard"s letter on will-making published in Law Society’s Gazette.
Shabina Begum spoke at Whose Rights, What Choices?, a consultation meeting on child, early and forced marriages.
Dawson Cornwell represented the appellant in Supreme Court appeal concerning the application of the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children and, in particular, the scope of the jurisdiction conferred by article 11 in "all cases of urgency" in a contracting state where a child is present but not habitually resident.
This is the first occasion on which the Supreme Court has considered the 1996 Convention.
Anne-Marie Hutchinson and Lisette Dupré attended the Hague Conference on the Recovery of Child Support and Family Maintenance in Asia Pacific and Worldwide: National and Regional Systems and the Hague 2007 Convention and Protocol. The conference was attended by representatives from 25 countries and was primarily sponsored by the Hague Conference and the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.
Lisette Dupré spoke on child maintenance collection and enforcement in England and Wales.
Dawson Cornwell"s Children team involved in another important case in the Court of Appeal.
Shabina Begum is to undertake a 3 month professional fellowship at Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust for research into treatment of cases of violence against women and girls.
We now have six partners ranked as SuperLawyers and one a Rising Star in the SuperLawyers directory.
One of the main directories of law firms and lawyers, Legal 500, now ranks us not only for Family but also for Mediation and Court of Protection work.
Carolina Marín Pedreño spoke about family law at a seminar for Latin American Consular Offices hosted by the Mexican Embassy entitled The Legal Framework in the United Kingdom at the Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel in London.
Dawson Cornwell were instrumental in a recent landmark Court of Appeal international relocation case where the Court of Appeal rejected "gender-based assumptions".
Charlotte Conner’s case, DL v SL, was reported on an important issue about privacy.
Congratulations to Lisette Dupré and Wendy Ramus who have both been shortlisted for awards by Jordans Family Law Awards 2015.
A day in the life of Wendy Ramus
Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE attended and presented as an expert UK practitioner atTowards the well-being of the Child through the Hague Child Abduction and Protection of Children Conventions: An Asia Pacific Symposium, speaking on how the 1980 and 1996 Conventions work in practice. The event was jointly sponsored by the Law Reform and International Law Bureau of the Macao SAR, the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR and the Hague Conference.
Dawson Cornwell hosted a conference at Europe House on the practical application of the EU Maintenance Regulation 4/2009. The panel of experts included Tim Amos QC of QEB, Juliane Hirsch, Legal Consultant on International Family Law, Nina Dopson of REMO, Rebecca Bailey-Harris of 1 Hare Court, William Tyzack of QEB and Isabelle Rein-Lescastereyres, a partner at BWG Associés. Lisette Dupré chaired the discussion which covered topics including direct enforcement and variation of foreign maintenance orders, nuptial agreements and the importance of the Hague Convention 2007 and the Hague Protocol of 2007.
Carolina Marín Pedreño and Caroline Korah have been invited to present on child abduction and child protection at the annual conference of the British Spanish Lawyers Association in Palma de Mallorca, Spain from 14th to 16th May 2015.
The launch of Carolina Marín Pedreño's book Sustracción Internacional de Menores y el proceso legal para la restitucion del menor was celebrated in Murcia, Spain on 17th April 2015.
Judge Francisco Javier Forcada Miranda and our managing partner Stephen Harker participated in the presentation along with Carolina Marín Pedreño.
On the first anniversary of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction coming into force in Japan, Reunite delivered three days of mediation training at the British Embassy in Tokyo.
Along with nine other family law specialists, Carolina Marín Pedreño attended the Law Society's roundtable meeting to discuss the many obstacles faced by clients of family lawyers.
Sulema Jahangir has been presented with a True Honour Special Recognition Award by theIranian and Kurdish Womens’ Rights Organisation (IKWRO), for her work towards ending "honour" based violence.
Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE spoke on 20 January at Free from Fear, Free from Pain, a conference held in Brussels aimed at eliminating female genital mutilation in Europe.
On 22 January Dawson Cornwell were delighted to host a reception to award Daisy Burgess, winner of the fourth annual Peter Clark Prize, with her cheque for £2,000.
This award was established in honour of Peter Clark, an exceptional contributor the field of family law and a partner at Dawson Cornwell from 1993 until his death in April 2010.
Lucy Marks spoke at the Citywealth Tomorrow Club at the Grange Hotel in St Paul’s on 13th January.
Lucy Marks spoke on 8th January at the Family Law Conference in Israel (presentation by the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers) on the implementation of foreign custody and visitation orders.