Children in care 'in need of early education but too few receive it'

New study finds missed opportunities.

Full story: Family Law Week

Home Secretary hosts forum to end FGM

Government responds to Select Committee’s recommendations on FGM.

Full story: Family Law Week

Lawyers overwhelmingly hostile to settlement conferences in care proceedings

Family lawyers have turned overwhelmingly hostile to settlement conferences in public law cases but are equally largely in favour of the process in private law children cases.

Full story: Solicitors Journal

Report by The Children’s Society reveals neglect of teenagers at home

One in seven reports some form of neglect by parents or carers.

Full story: Family Law Week

FGM protection orders factsheet published

The Home Office has published a factsheet setting out information about FGM protection orders and how to apply for them.

Full story: Family Law Week

Lord Chief Justice concerned by number of LiPs in the family courts

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, has expressed concern over the number of LiPs involved private family law disputes.

Full story: Family Law Hub

Commons library publishes guide on UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Commons Library has published a briefing paper giving an overview of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, what it covers and how it is enforced.

Full story: Family Law

Cobb J sets out core principles for conducting re-hearings

Court re-hears fact-finding into life-threatening injuries to child.

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M Children (Jurisdiction), Re [2016] EWFC B92 (02 August 2016)

Judgment dealing with issue of jurisdiction to make care orders in respect of two girls from Ghana.

Full report: Bailii

A (A Child : permission to permanently relocate) [2016] EWHC 2691 (Fam) (23 September 2016)

Application by mother for permission to permanently relocate with child to USA. Application granted.

Full report: Bailii

PF v CF [2016] EWHC 3117 (Fam) (02 December 2016)

Application by husband for permission to appeal against non-molestation and occupation orders.

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V (A Child), Re [2016] EWFC 58 (01 December 2016)

Private law proceedings regarding arrangements for 7 year old child. Judgment concerning the role and practice of local authorities when involved in allegations of abuse by one parent against another.

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Hashimi v Hashimi [2016] EWHC 3112 (Fam) (25 November 2016)

Proceedings concerning a six year old child of dual Afghan/British nationality. Application to commit father for failure to disclose whereabouts of child.

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Re R (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1016 and Relocations Within the Jurisdiction

Claire Molyneux, Senior Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP, considers an interesting review and reiteration by the Court of Appeal of the approach to be taken in relocations of an internal nature.

Full article: Family Law Week

What’s mine is (*not) yours - the treatment of non-matrimonial property: no longer a lawless science?

In recent years, there has been two arguably parallel lines of case law on the general approach courts should take to non-matrimonial property.

Full article: Family Law

“If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?”: The Harassment of Cafcass and Local Authority Workers in Family Law Proceedings

Bianca Jackson, barrister of Coram Chambers, sets out the civil remedies available to persons subjected to harassment.

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Adoption: “Nothing else will do” and the impact of decisions much earlier in the child protection process about mental health assessments and provision of therapy

Gloucestershire County Council v M & Ors is a recently published case where a family court judge at circuit judge level applied routine, established law to the particular circumstances of a 9 month old baby boy and his vulnerable young mother.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Rehearing after order set aside for non-disclosure

Amy Royce-Greensill analyses a case involving non-disclosure, where the High Court considered the approach it should take when rehearing a financial claim following the final order being set aside.

Full post: Family Law Blog

Making the right choices

Guest bloggers Suzanne Kingston, Delphine Eskenazi and Mark Haranzo highlight the issues faced by international families on relationship breakdown.

Full post: Family Law Blog

Legal aid, Court of Protection and ‘contrivance’

This is a Court of Protection case, and it is a Charles J judgment, which means that although it is important, it is complicated and challenging.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Is the Court of Protection really facing “rocketing” financial abuse by attorneys and deputies?

A recent article in the Daily Telegraph claimed that “Record numbers of people trusted to look after the finances of those lacking the mental capacity to do so are being struck off by the authorities.”

Full post: The Transparency Project
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