LATEST FAMILY LAW NEWS

Care proceedings should not omit assessment of wider family ‘on parents’ say-so’, judge rules

Court rejects father's attempt to keep existence of children hidden from his family in adoption case.

Full story: Community Care

High Court clarifies internet access for vulnerable people

Guidance given in respect of persons who lack mental capacity to use the platforms.

Full story: Family Law Week

Domestic violence and abuse: help from DWP

A guide for domestic violence and abuse victims about services from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Full story: Department for Work and Pensions

Government faces High Court action over children's rights

A children's charity is taking High Court action against the government over its claims that some protections of children in care are "myths".

Full story: BBC News

Brexit 'could risk children's safety', warn commissioners

Children's safety could be put at risk if the UK leaves the EU without proper plans for child protection, the UK's four children's commissioners warn.

Full story: BBC News

More than 150 children subject of court proceedings amid radicalisation fears

More than 150 children have been have involved in care proceedings in the UK since 2013 over concerns they were in danger of being radicalised, a report has said.

Full story: Care Appointments

Grandparents win child custody after council fail to set out risk with ‘sufficient clarity’

A couple who have cared for their six-year-old grandson since he was born have won a family court fight after council social services bosses said he should be taken from them.

Full story: Care Appointments

Child Support Agency quarterly summary of statistics: December 2018

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

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

G (A Baby Girl : Female Genital Mutilation) [2018] EWFC B89 (12 January 2018)

Application for a female genital mutilation protection order in relation to a nine month old baby.

Full report: Bailii

Y and E (Children) (Sexual Abuse Allegations), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 206 (21 February 2019)

Appeal by father against finding made in care proceedings that he had sexually abused his daughter. Appeal dismissed.

Full report: Bailii

B (Capacity: Social Media: Care and Contact) [2019] EWCOP 3 (21 February 2019)

Hearing considering capacity and best interests decisions in relation to a woman in her 30s with a learning disability, including residence, contact (with family and others), her care arrangements, her property and financial affairs, her capacity to consent to sexual relations, and her internet and social media use.

Full report: Bailii

A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests) [2019] EWCOP 2 (21 February 2019)

Hearing considering capacity and best interests decisions in relation to a young man with a learning disability, including residence, contact (with family and others), his care arrangements, his property and financial affairs, his capacity to consent to sexual relations, and his internet and social media use.

Full report: Bailii

X (A Child)(Head injury finding of fact), Re [2018] EWHC 3883 (Fam) (16 November 2018)

Care proceedings. Fact-finding hearing to determine who caused injuries to the child.

Full report: Bailii
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LATEST FAMILY LAW ARTICLES

Part 2: the implications of a no-deal Brexit for cross-border children’s cases

In this 2-part series, Maria Wright, a solicitor and PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, looks at the immediate implications of a no-deal Brexit for cross-border children's cases.

Full article: Family Law

Part 1: the immediate implications of a no-deal Brexit for cross-border children’s cases

In this new 2-part series, Maria Wright, a solicitor and PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, looks at the immediate implications of a no-deal Brexit for cross-border children's cases.

Full article: Family Law

International marital agreements scrutinised by the Court of Appeal: Bräck v Bräck

Michael Allum, Rachel Roberts and Sarah Basso analyse DB v PB.

Full article: Family Law
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LATEST FAMILY LAW BLOG POSTS

BC v BG – Challenging arbitration awards in divorce cases

If one of the parties isn’t happy about the outcome of arbitration, the matter could still end up in court. The recent case of BC v BG considers the different ways this can happen, and confirms what should be the preferred approach.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Tickle’s Triumph – an independent journalist succeeds in her appeal to secure the right to report on a family case – and prompts new guidance

Today, independent journalist and Transparency Project member Louise Tickle took her appeal against a reporting restriction order made by a family judge, to the Court of Appeal. She won.

Full post: The Transparency Project

Assessing family members where parent doesn’t put them forward or objects

RE H (Care and Adoption : Assessment of wider family) 2019.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Family law and EU withdrawal

EU law and family breakdown: where are we today?

Full post: dbfamilylaw

Bullish but not bullying? UNDER PRESSURE

I do like a case name that tells you something about the nature of the case, so G (Children: Fair Hearing), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 126 (07 February 2019) told me it was probably going to be worth a read.

Full post: suesspiciousminds
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