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My Ex Has Abducted My Child! Does the UK Court have Jurisdiction?

Cynthia McFarlane, barrister at 1MCB Chambers, sets out the legal issues in the nightmare-scenario of when an ex-spouse takes a child out of the UK to the country they were born despite them not living there.  The abduction Imagine the scenario where five-and-a-half months ago your so...

The proposed new intermediate track for civil litigation

Stephen Innes, barrister at 4 New Square, looks at the impact for direct access clients of the proposed new intermediate track for civil claims worth between £25,000 and £100,000 Background: the existing litigation tracks Under the existing civil procedure regime, most civil...

What is the point of arbitration?

Barrister Charles Joseph of Tanfield Chambers looks at the many advantages of arbitration   What indeed is the point of arbitration? After all, there is a justice system, paid for by the state (out of your taxes, of course). There are courts and court-rooms, district judges, circuit judge...