Legal Aid Agency changes standard cost limits in family law cases

Substantive certificates for family work issued after 1 May 2016 will have a £5,000 cost limitation as standard, the Legal Aid Agency has announced.

Full story: Family Law Week

Vulnerable children turned away from mental health treatment report finds

The Education Committee's report on the mental health and well-being of looked-after children notes that a significant number of local authorities and health services are failing to identify mental health issues when children enter care.

Full story: Family Law

Child Maintenance Service’s caseload rose by 21% in 3 months to February 2016

88% of money due has been paid under the 2012 scheme.

Full story: Family Law Week

Man who ‘controlled every aspect of victim's life’ convicted for controlling or coercive behaviour

Six months imprisonment and two years restraining order for perpetrator.

Full story: Family Law Week

Marriage in 2013 fell by 8%

First annual decline since 2009.

Full story: Family Law Week

Judge to decide treatment of two-year-old disabled boy who 'no longer giggles'

Doctors want a ruling that limiting treatment to palliative care would be lawful and in the boy's best interests.

Full story: The Independent

Lawyers hit back at Gary Lineker’s divorce claims

Family solicitors have defended the profession after Gary Lineker accused lawyers of fuelling hate between divorcing couples.

Full story: Law Society Gazette

Police pensions: transfer values and pension sharing on divorce

Addenda to scheme guidance published.

Full story: Family Law Week
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A (False allegations of abuse) [2016] EWFC B27 (28 April 2016)

Fact finding hearing in private law proceedings concerning six year old child.

Full report: Bailii

K v K [2016] EWFC 23 (28 April 2016)

Applications by wife to enforce and by husband for permission to appeal financial remedies order.

Full report: Bailii

TM v AH [2016] EWHC 572 (Fam) (04 March 2016)

Application by wife to join trustees of two trusts to the litigation.

Full report: Bailii

Aziz v Aziz [2016] EWHC 973 (Fam) (07 April 2016)

Case management hearing in high value financial remedies case.

Full report: Bailii

Cardiff County Council v BI & Ors [2016 EWHC 887 (Fam) (23 March 2015)

Application for a care order and for a placement order in relation to a child who was six months old.

Full report: Bailii
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Capacity and transparency: the Court of Protection and the media

Sir James Munby is well known as a promoter of transparency in the family courts, but perhaps lesser so as being equally enthusiastic with regard to the Court of Protection.

Full article: Family Law

Shares, chairs and automobiles: Montalto v Popat and Others [2016] EWHC 801 (Ch)

This case is a cautionary tale of the ‘cost and heartache’ (para [139]) that can follow the break-up of a couple who are neither married nor in a civil partnership but who together own businesses and property.

Full article: Family Law

The Brave New World of Electronic Filing at the Central Family Court

Michael Allum, Solicitor with The International Family Law Group LLP, explains how the Central Family Court's pilot scheme for electronic filing of documents will work.

Full article: Family Law Week
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Divorce formulae vs divorce lawyers: the picture abroad

‘To have a formula or not to have a formula?’ – that is the question it seems for our readers, this week at least, along with ‘to have a divorce lawyer or not to have a divorce lawyer?’

Full post: Marilyn Stowe Blog

Adoption Debate

Yesterday I participated in the Adoption Debate at the Bristol Civil & Family Justice Centre, hosted and chaired by His Honour Judge Wildblood QC, Designated Family Judge for the Bristol area.

Full post: Pink Tape

Prurient Interest v. Public Interest

Mr Justice Charles has handed down a judgement requesting anonymity for a patient long after death. He has done so, both as a sitting judge in the COP and ‘as a High Court’ Judge. It is likely to have far reaching implications for the media.

Full post: Anna Raccoon

Woman who sparked versus Magical Sparkle Powers

V v Associated Newspapers Ltd 2016.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Court of Protection orders continued reporting restrictions after death

In the matter of proceedings brought by Kings College NHS Foundation Trust concerning C (who died on 28 November 2015) v The Applicant and Associated Newspapers Ltd and others [2016] EWCOP21.

Full post: UK Human Rights Blog
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