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Pakistan 96th state to join 1980 Hague Convention on international child abduction

Tayo Taylor

Posted by Tayo Taylor | Solicitor
On 16th January 2017

The news that Pakistan has joined the Hague Convention 1980 will be welcomed by parents and legal practitioners. As from 1 February 2017, Pakistan will be a contracting state to the 1980 Hague Convention. This international treaty sets out legal procedures for the prompt return of children who are wrongfully removed or retained away from their country of habitual residence. The 1980 Hague Convention aims to protect children from the harmful effects of child abduction.

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Locating an abducted child

Tayo Taylor

Posted by Tayo Taylor | Solicitor
On 30th November 2016

It is frequently the case that where a child has been abducted into the jurisdiction of England and Wales from a country that is a signatory to the Hague Convention 1980, the parent that is left behind will have no idea where the child is living.

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Surely it’s time for the introduction of non-fault based divorces!

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On 28th November 2016

This week has been dubbed ‘Good Divorce Week 2016’ by Resolution, an organisation of approximately 6,500 family lawyers and other professionals in England and Wales who believe in a constructive, non-confrontational approach to family law matters. This campaign will bring to light a number of pertinent issues, including the ongoing campaign for non-fault based divorces.

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Digitalisation of the family courts for financial cases

Riaz Munir

Posted by Riaz Munir | Trainee
On 21st November 2016

It is widely acknowledged and as set out in Hodge Jones & Allen’s Unjust Kingdom report (2015) that “the justice system requires faster modernisation”. One way of achieving of this is for the Courts to invest in technology which will help to make their processes and systems more efficient. This in turn will help the general public have their cases dealt with quickly by the Courts.

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