News Essentials: 28th September 2015

A brief summary of the essential family law news and cases from the last week:

Mediation starts in the last quarter up by a third
Legal aid statistics published for April to June 2015. Full story: Family Law Week.

Family court statistics published for second quarter of 2015
The Ministry of Justice has published its most recent statistical bulletin presenting statistics relating to family courts. Full story: Family Law.

Lord Bach to lead review into Legal Aid
Lord Falconer, Labour’s Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Justice Secretary, today announced that Labour has appointed Lord (Willy) Bach to carry out an immediate review into legal aid. Full story: Family Law.

Police given advice on spotting domestic abuse patterns
Police officers will receive specialist advice on how to spot patterns of domestic abuse under new guidance. Full story: BBC News.

'Foster children harmed by frequent moves'
Vulnerable children are too often shuttled between foster homes, harming them further, says a charity. Full story: BBC News.

Re NRA and Ors [2015] EWCOP 59 (25 September 2015)
Ten cases seeking welfare orders under s. 16(2)(a) MCA, to authorise deprivation of liberty created by the implementation of care package upon which the welfare orders are based. Full report: Family Law.

T (A Child : Early Permanence Placement) [2015] EWCA Civ 983 (24 September 2015)
Appeal in care proceedings, in which local authority abandoned its plan for adoption in favour of a placement with the paternal grandparents under a special guardianship order. Full report: Bailii.

Dad, Re [2015] EWHC 2655 (Fam) (15 September 2015)
Application to commit father for breach of collection order. Full report: Bailii.

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