Monday, October 12, 2015

News Essentials: 12th October 2015


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

NEWS
Radicalisation Cases in the Family Courts
Guidance issued by Sir James Munby President of the Family Division on 8 October 2015. Full story: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.

Couple who were wrongly accused of abuse ‘unlikely to see their child again’
Lawyers believe it is unlikely the adoption of Karrissa Cox and Richard Carter's child will be overturned by a court as such rulings are usually final. Full story: The Independent.

Divorce centres: Further progress report
We are approaching the anniversary of the very first divorce centres - how is the new regime working? Full story: Family Law.

CASES
Mackay v Mackay [2015] EWHC 2860 (Fam) (18 September 2015)
Judgement explaining reasons for judge recusing himself in financial remedies case. Full report: Bailii.

M (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 994 (22 July 2015)
Appeal by parents of 3 boys against an order dismissing their application for the discharge of care orders made in relation to the children. Appeal allowed. Full report: Family Law Week.

J (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1019 (07 October 2015)
Appeal by father against refusal to commit mother for breach of order requiring her to return children to Spain. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

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