News Essentials: 5th October 2015

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

Children looked after in England including adoption: 2014 to 2015
Statistics on looked-after children at both national and local authority levels for the financial year 2014 to 2015. Full story: Department for Education.

The law on press reporting of ancillary relief proceedings is ‘a mess’: Mostyn J
Permission given to appeal to resolve the ‘unhappy divergence of judicial approach’. Full story: Family Law Week - see Appleton & Anor v News Group Newspapers Ltd & Anor, below.

Judge rejects call to give life-saving treatment against opposition of patient
A Court of Protection judge has ruled that it would be unlawful for an NHS trust to carry out life-saving treatment against the patient’s opposition. Full story: Local Government Lawyer - see Wye Valley NHS Trust v B, below.

BR v VT [2015] EWHC 2727 (Fam) (02 October 2015)
Application by husband for interim order for sale of matrimonial home, in course of financial remedy proceedings. Full report: Bailii.

B, Re [2015] EWHC 2735 (Fam) (24 July 2015)
Private law proceedings concerning where child should go to school and how much time he should spend with each parent. Full report: Bailii.

Wye Valley NHS Trust -v- Mr B (by his litigation friend, the Official Solicitor) [2015] EWHC 60 (COP) (28 September 2015)
Judgment considering whether it is lawful for the doctors treating a 73-year-old gentleman with a severely infected leg, to amputate his foot against his wishes in order to save his life. Full report: Bailii.

Q (A Child), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 991 (29 September 2015)
Appeal by father against order for assessment of child, in long-running contact dispute. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

C (A Child), Re [2015] EWFC 79 (29 September 2015)
Application by expert for disclosure of documents from care proceedings. Application dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

Nicole Appleton and Liam Gallagher -v- (1) News Group Newspapers Ltd, (2) the Press Association [2015] EWHC 2689 (FAM) (28 September 2015)
Judgment concerning continuation of reporting restriction order in financial remedy proceedings. Full report: Bailii.

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