On 29 November 2023, the Court of Appeal decided Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil CBC  EWCA Civ 1416. It held that a whole generation of lawyers and judges had misunderstood Halsey v Milton Keynes General NHS Trust  EWCA Civ 576, which had previously been understood to be binding authority for the proposition that the court cannot compel parties to engage in mediation.
As the old saying goes, you wait ages for a London bus; then two arrive at once: Griffiths & Churchill.
Fancourt J as Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster. Mother's successful appeal against the finding that her son had a beneficial interest in her home arising from proprietary estoppel.
HHJ Hess. H and W divorced in 2013 following a 14-year marriage. H had maintained a successful career working in business finance.
Can the court determine it has jurisdiction to order child maintenance even when there isn't a maximum CMS assessment in force?