Order prohibiting involvement of children in political activities set aside

Application for prohibited steps order to be re-heard.

Full story: Family Law Week

Divorce man 'not on same planet'

A highly successful businessman from the United States "not willing to pay a penny" in a multimillion-pound divorce battle has been told by a judge: "I am not sure you and I are on the same planet."

Full story: Belfast Telegraph

President outlines MOJ research on LIPs cross examining witnesses in private family proceedings

I am pleased to report that the Ministry of Justice is intending to gather information, and subsequently undertake a research study, on private law cases where direct cross examination of a vulnerable witness by a litigant in person is, or threatens to be, an issue.

Full story: Family Law

‘Tough’ new inspection regime for children’s homes from April 2015

Inspections to focus on progress and experiences of children and young people.

Full story: Family Law Week

DfE publishes report on Children’s Social Work Workforce

The Department for Education has published a statistical report on the Children’s Social Work Workforce for year ending 30 September 2014.

Full story: Family Law

The Children and Families Act 2014 (Commencement No. 6) Order 2015

This is the sixth Commencement Order under the Children and Families Act.

Statutory Instrument

Munby turns his guns on excess bundles

An exasperated senior judge has said surplus court documents will be destroyed without notice if lawyers cannot keep to practice directions on bundle sizes.

Full story: Law Society Gazette

Referrals to children’s services rise by more than 10%

Child protection plans have increased by almost a quarter since 2010.

Full story: Family Law Week
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London Borough Of Bromley v MR & Ors [2015] EWFC B18 (28 January 2015)

Application for a final care order and placement order in relation to 15 months old child.

Full report: Bailii

Mr X v Mrs X [2015] EWFC B17 (26 June 2014)

Final hearing of the application of husband for a variation of an order to pay periodical payments to his former wife.

Full report: Bailii

A and B (Prohibited Steps order at Dispute Resolution Appointment) [2015] EWFC B16 (27 February 2015)

Application for permission to appeal against prohibited steps order forbidding the parents from involving the children in political activities.

Full report: Bailii

Z-O'C (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1808 (17 December 2014)

Appeal by guardian against the making of a supervision order in care proceedings. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Family Law Week

A (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 133 (29 January 2015)

Appeal against dismissal of an application for a direction for DNA testing made on behalf of a 13-year-old girl. Appeal allowed.

Full report: Family Law Week
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A Theory of Everything – Special Contributions in Matrimonial Finance

Joshua Viney of 1 Hare Court considers the problem of identifying those cases where a contribution will be treated as “special” and analyses the relevant case law.

Full article: Family Law Week

Surrogacy Law Update (February 2015)

Andrew Powell, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews recent important judgments concerning surrogacy including the President's landmark decision in Re X.

Full article: Family Law Week

Predicting the remedy in a proprietary estoppel claim: which route home?

On what basis can the likely remedy in a proprietary estoppel claim be predicted?

Full article: Family Law
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Bunch of fools(cap)

This week we have Presidential bundle rage in the form of Re L.

Full post: Pink Tape

Foolscap on the hill

Re L (A child) 2015.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Few pension sharing orders: let’s blame the lawyers?

Minister of State (Department for Work and Pensions) Steve Webb, had a few things to say about pensions recently. Some of them were aimed at divorce lawyers.

Full post: Family Law Blog

President of Family Division inveighs against social engineering in adoption proceedings

In a scathing judgment, the president of the Family Division has condemned as “social engineering” a local authority’s application to remove a baby boy permanently from the care of his father and place him for adoption.

Full post: UK Human Rights Blog

Leave to revoke a Placement Order, successful appeal

Re G (a child) 2015.

Full post: suesspiciousminds
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