LATEST FAMILY LAW NEWS

Father who backs 'harmful' alternative cancer medication should have baby taken into care, says judge

A baby boy whose father advocates the use of "harmful alternative medication" should be taken into council care, a family court judge has decided.

Full story: The Telegraph

Force family lawyers to offer fixed fees, consumer panel suggests

Family law specialists should be required to work under fixed fees, the Legal Services Consumer Panel has suggested as it ramped up its call for regulatory intervention to improve transparency in the market.

Full story: Legal Futures

LiP slapped with £100k costs bill for ‘farrago of nonsense’ application

Case highlights the difficulties encountered by the judiciary when dealing with the 'chaos' created by litigants in person.

Full story: Solicitors Journal

Court of Appeal considers secure accommodation order for young woman of 17 years 8 months

Order was ‘justified, necessary and proportionate’.

Full story: Family Law Week

Government will press ahead with British Bill of Rights

Bill of Rights is a 'manifesto commitment'.

Full story: Family Law Week

Stop scapegoating social workers to better protect children, Shoesmith says

Former Haringey children’s services director says treatment by politicians and media after Baby P’s death has left social services hamstrung by ‘fear of failure’.

Full story: The Guardian

Draft guidance published on anonymisation of children judgments

A project funded by the Nuffield Foundation and supported by the Association of Lawyers for Children aims to develop draft guidance to assist judges in the anonymisation of children judgments in public law proceedings.

Full story: Family Law

15 councils put obese children on ‘at risk’ register or take them into care

FoI request reveals LA action in last two years.

Full story: Family Law Week
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LATEST FAMILY LAW CASES

The Friendly Trust's Bulk Application [2016] EWCOP 40 (29 July 2016)

'Bulk application' made by trust concerning subsisting orders appointing its office-holders as property and affairs deputies and a number of new deputyship applications, and also seeking order that the trust is permitted to charge fixed costs up to the amount allowed to solicitors.

Full report: Bailii

A (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 820 (24 August 2016)

Appeal by mother against care order made in respect of a two year old child. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Bailii

M (Children : Residency/Contact : No 3) [2016] EWHC 1998 (Fam) (26 May 2016)

Final hearing of case concerning two children, in which the mother claimed that she was sent back to her family in Pakistan and deliberately abandoned and stranded there, including issue of costs.

Full report: Bailii

M (Children : Welfare Hearing : No 2) [2015] EWHC 4211 (Fam) (08 October 2015)

Welfare hearing in case concerning two children, in which the mother claimed that she was sent back to her family in Pakistan and deliberately abandoned and stranded there.

Full report: Bailii

M (Children : Fact Finding: No 1) [2015] EWHC 2257 (Fam) (18 June 2015)

Fact-finding hearing in case concerning two children, in which the mother claimed that she was sent back to her family in Pakistan and deliberately abandoned and stranded there.

Full report: Bailii
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LATEST FAMILY LAW ARTICLES

Honour Based Violence in Children Act Proceedings: A Question of Allocation

Damian Stuart, barrister, FOURTEEN, considers how the family courts might better deal with allegations of honour based violence in the context of private law Children Act proceedings.

Full article: Family Law Week

The thin end of the wedge

Those who work at the coal face of family law should be properly consulted about potential changes to the system, writes Lucy Reed.

Full article: Solicitors Journal

What could this latest adoption judgment mean for social workers?

Will Re W change practice the way Re B and Re B-S did? Or will the adoption landscape stay the same?

Full article: Community Care
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LATEST FAMILY LAW BLOG POSTS

Tape recording of an expert (a SHOCKING case)

Re F (A Minor) 2016.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Law for social workers (part 3)

This time I’m going to deal with Placement Orders and Adoption Orders.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

A postcard from the President…

CAFCASS and The President slip out three distinct reform bombshells, all with a common purpose : managing the ever rising number of care applications in the context of the ever diminishing pot of funds.

Full post: Pink Tape

Law for social workers (part 2)

In this part, I’ll tell you the key tests and principles from the Acts and case law, for each sort of order.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Law for social workers (Part 1)

This piece is aimed at social workers, but it isn’t exclusively for them.

Full post: suesspiciousminds
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