Preventing and tackling forced marriage: Home Office consultation

Views of victims, survivors and experts sought.

Full story: Family Law Week

Increase in family law cases causing court backlogs: Lord Chief Justice

ĎStill too few judges to absorb all of the increases in case volumesí.

Full story: Family Law Week

Care applications received by Cafcass in October about 4% higher than last year

Demand for the year 2% less than last year.

Full story: Family Law Week

Cafcass private law demand in October up 6 per cent on last year

Demand for the year running at 2 per cent above last year.

Full story: Family Law Week

Courts to pilot more flexible hours for the benefit of the public

Early and late sittings will be piloted in civil and family courts, giving people greater access to hearings that can fit around their busy lives.

Full story: HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2017 to 2018

Information on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2017 to 2018.

Full story: Department for Education

Sir James Munby appointed Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory

The Nuffield Foundation has appointed Sir James Munby as Chair of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory.

Full story: Nuffield Foundation

Child Support Agency quarterly summary of statistics: September 2018

Quarterly statistics on the progress of the Child Support Agency child support schemes to September 2018.

Full story: Department for Work and Pensions
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Egeneonu v Egeneonu [2018] EWCA Civ 2565 (15 November 2018)

Appeal by contemnor against length of sentence of imprisonment for breach of orders relating to the return of children from Nigeria. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

RAO v ROO & Anor [2018] EWCOP 33 (25 October 2018)

Proceedings regarding the continued medical treatment of a 61 year old woman suffering post-stroke dementia.

Full report: Bailii

J (A Child : application for a care order) [2018] EWHC 2840 (Fam) (19 October 2018)

Application for care and placement orders in respect of child whose half-brother had been made subject to a care order following a finding that he had suffered serious inflicted injuries at the hands of either his mother or his father.

Full report: Bailii

IX v IY [2018] EWHC 3053 (Fam) (16 October 2018)

Final hearing of wife's financial remedies claim in case with estimated assets of £38 million, including consideration of principles of sharing, needs and compensation.

Full report: Bailii

LM v KD [2018] EWHC 3057 (Fam) (12 November 2018)

Appeals in TOLATA and CA Sch 1 proceedings, where the principal question arising was whether jurisdiction in respect of the matters in issue lay, as the wife claimed, with the courts of England and Wales or, as the husband maintained, with the courts of Italy.

Full report: Bailii
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Family law in the EU draft Withdrawal Agreement

David Hodson outlines coverage of family law matters in the draft EU Withdrawal Agreement.

Full article: Family Law

Family seeks courtís approval for administration of treatment

Private Client analysis: Gethin Thomas, barrister at 39 Essex Chambers, considers the case of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v KG. Cohen J dealt with an application to grant authority to administer a pioneering treatment for a neurodegenerative brain disease.

Full article: Family Law

Speech by Lord Justice McFarlane: Bond Solon Experts Conference 2018

The role of experts in family proceedings.

Full speech: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary
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Shut out of the Process: Litigantsí Experiences in the post-LASPO Family Court

This is a guest post by Jess Mant, a lecturer in law at Cardiff University, who has undertaken research directly with unrepresented litigants about their experiences in family courts.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Evidence in family proceedings: recent case law and comments

Burden of proof in family proceedings.

Full post: dbfamilylaw

When is immediate not immediate?

Re K (A child) 2018.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Call for Greater Transparency for Generation Tagged

This week the Childrenís Commissionerís published a new report, which touches on important issues about how children need greater protection in todayís digital world.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Car crash, Hot Tub, (wish they had a) Time Machine

Z v Kent County Council (Revocation of placement order Ė Failure to assess Motherís capacity and Grandparents) [2018] EWFC B65 (18 October 2018).

Full post: suesspiciousminds
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