LATEST FAMILY LAW NEWS

Three in five people think that civil partnerships should be available to all

Populus survey suggests popular support for extension of civil partnership.

Full story: Family Law Week

Prisons and Courts Bill dropped

The Prisons and Courts Bill was today dropped ahead of the dissolution of Parliament as MPs prepare for June’s general election.

Full story: Legal Futures

Judge criticises council’s failure to support ‘intimidated’ social worker

Inexperienced practitioner exaggerated threat posed to his own family by father he was working with, court hears.

Full story: Community Care

Paid McKenzie Friends “play on uncertainty and victimhood” of separating fathers

‘Professional’ paid McKenzie Friends associated with fathers’ rights groups play on their “uncertainty and sense of victimhood” to attract business, academic research has found, saying that there needed to be a code of conduct and a greater role for law school clinics in their place.

Full story: Legal Futures

Child abuse victims 'let down by system' children's commissioner claims

Children who are the victims of child abuse are being let down by the system, with professionals often failing to pick up signs of abuse, England's children's commissioner has said.

Full story: Children & Young People Now

Online divorce service goes to pilot

East Midlands court provides testing ground for new service from HMCTS.

Full story: UKAuthority

Welsh schoolgirl taken to Saudi against her will had warned school, charity says

MP says lessons should be learned from case of woman taken from Wales to Saudi Arabia and allegedly held prisoner by her father.

Full story: The Guardian

Child Support Agency case closures: June 2014 to December 2016

Quarterly experimental statistics on the progress of the Child Support Agency (CSA) case closure programme from June 2014 to December 2016.

Full story: Department for Work and Pensions
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LATEST FAMILY LAW CASES

A (A Child : application for a care order) [2016] EWHC 3707 (Fam) (03 September 2016)

Application for a care order in respect of an 11 year old girl, in which it was suggested that the child should reside with the maternal grandparents in Nigeria.

Full report: Bailii

C v D [2017] EWHC 807 (Fam) (08 March 2017)

Final hearing of mother's application for an order for the summary return of two children to Canada. Application granted.

Full report: Bailii

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne City Council v TP (Final No. 3) [2016] EWCOP B4 (25 November 2016)

Final hearing of case concerning best interests of 62 year old woman born with cerebral palsy.

Full report: Bailii

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne City Council v TP (Capacity of TP No. 2) [2016] EWCOP B4 (25 November 2016)

Second hearing of case concerning best interests of 62 year old woman born with cerebral palsy, dealing with issue of capacity

Full report: Bailii

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne City Council v TP (Best interests of TP No. 1) [2016] EWCOP B3 (22 November 2016)

First hearing of case concerning best interests of 62 year old woman born with cerebral palsy, dealing with findings of fact.

Full report: Bailii
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LATEST FAMILY LAW ARTICLES

Finance and Divorce Update April 2017

Sue Brookes, Senior Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during March 2017.

Full article: Family Law Week

AI and tech hold the key to reforming divorce costs

Lawyer-led process faces increasing competition from innovators.

Full article: Solicitors Journal

Sauce for the goose: the origin of legal clichés

This article is not intended as a pious sermon against clichés ... It is a consideration of five of the more unusual sayings that have become commonplace, to the extent that they are frequently cited in court as though they have quasi-legal authority.

Full article: Family Law
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LATEST FAMILY LAW BLOG POSTS

Christopher Booker’s St George’s Day Myth

The end of the “astonishing story” of Teresa Kirk and the Court of Protection, which we wrote about in February this year, and previously, has turned out to be not quite the end of the story.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children -v- Gard

The tragic case of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children v Gard was heard in the High Court Family Division last week.

Full post: The Transparency Project

The Children and Social Work Bill

Roger Allen Birch examines children and welfare issues in the context of local authority duties and the potential impact of the Children and Social Work Bill currently being considered by Parliament.

Full post: Family Law Blog

Too Middle Class to be a Good Mum?

Don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Grandmother, 53, who refused to help social workers find her three-year-old grandchild is held in prison for two days after council bosses said she was in contempt of court

We said we’d re-visit this February 2017 article from the Daily Mail once we had sight of Peter Jackson J’s judgment of his decision not to commit grandmother Alison Moutiq.

Full post: The Transparency Project
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