Mr Justice Peter Jackson appointed to Court of Appeal

Seven new appointments to Court of Appeal.

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Lady Hale appointed next President of Supreme Court, alongside three new Justices

Baroness Hale of Richmond will succeed Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury as President of the UK Supreme Court, it was announced today, alongside three additional appointments to the UK's top appeal court.

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Judge allows council to submit evidence on family gained from private investigator

But Judge Moradifar ruled allegations the covert surveillance breached parents' human rights should be dealt with separately.

Full story: Community Care

Supreme Court ruling in Birch v Birch variation appeal due next week

The Supreme Court will hand down judgment in the Birch v Birch appeal next week on Wednesday 26th July.

Full story: Family Law Hub

The Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) (Amendment) Order 2017

This Order revokes the Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) (Amendment) (No. 2) Order 2011 and amends the Child Abduction and Custody (Parties to Conventions) Order 1986.

Statutory Instrument

HMCTS turns in £100m civil justice 'surplus' as fees add up

Fee income from civil courts reached almost £800m in the last financial year, new figures have revealed.

Full story: Law Society Gazette

Judge praises ‘significant changes’ made by parents during care proceedings

A local authority withdrew its recommendation that a child be removed into care after the parents made changes during proceedings.

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Marriage and divorce on the rise at 65 and over

Increases explained by longer life expectancy.

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T (A Child : early permanence or kinship carers) [2017] EWFC B43 (14 July 2017)

Care proceedings concerning eleven month old child. Judgment considering whether to place him with foster parents, or paternal aunt and uncle.

Full report: Bailii

Casey v Cervi [2017] EWHC 1669 (Fam) (05 July 2017)

Appeal by mother against orders recognising and permitting enforcement of Irish custody order in favour of the father. Appeal allowed.

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W (A Child), Re [2017] EWFC B42 (03 May 2017)

Appeal by local authority against care order, which was considered to be disproportionate and unnecessary.

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A Local Authority v A & Ors [2016] EWHC 2635 (Fam) (19 September 2016)

Care proceedings in respect of a child living with a Nigerian couple who were not the biological parents.

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A (Refusal of Article 15 application for transfer) [2017] EWFC B41 (14 July 2017)

Care proceedings relating to child of Latvian parents. Judgment concerning application for transfer of the proceedings to Latvia.

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A quick-fire users’ guide to the new divorce petitions

As reported by iFLG on 19 July 2017 the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 were announced on 17 July 2017 with a number of rule changes to come into force on 7 August 2017.

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Our House, in the middle of … Ambridge: Rogers v Burns

The issues that arise when cohabitees purchase property jointly.

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Imminent Changes to Divorce/Dissolution Petitions and to the Family Procedure Rules

On the evening of 17 July 2017 the profession was notified of the Family Procedure (Amendment No. 2) Rules 2017 which will come into force on 7 August 2017, less than three weeks ahead, with some transitional provisions until 4 September 2017.

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Can a spouse claim your abuse or injury damages on divorce?

The Family Court Reporting Watch has turned up the following – and we’ve been asked on twitter to explain this story too.

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Re W (Wonder of mobile internet)

Wonder of mobile internet means I can deal with cases on the move, top family court judge says.

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Committal to prison – making false accusations

Gibbs v Gibbs 2017.

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Here come the Hofstetter

The Court of Appeal in Re S-F (A child) 2017.

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Watching the detectives

Re E and N (no2) 2017.

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