Monday, November 02, 2015

News Essentials: 2nd November 2015


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

NEWS
David Cameron bids to speed up adoption process
Prime Minister David Cameron wants to increase dramatically the number of children currently in care who move in with their adoptive families before the required legal work is completed. Full story: BBC News. See also this press release.

Mostyn J lambasts ‘abysmal’ litigant in person
Costs order in the sum of nearly £150K made against husband. Full story: Family Law Week. See also Veluppillai v Veluppillai, below.

Attitudes and behaviours of self-employed child maintenance clients and barriers to paying child maintenance
This research explores attitudes and behaviours of self-employed child maintenance paying parents towards the payment of child maintenance. Full story: Department for Work and Pensions.

'Well-known' footballer wins High Court battle to reduce child maintenance payments
A "well-known" footballer has won a High Court appeal to reduce the amount of child maintenance he pays. Full story: ITV News. See also Re TW & TM, below.

CASES
Veluppillai v Veluppillai & Ors [2015] EWHC 3095 (Fam) (29 October 2015)
Judgment on wife's application for ancillary relief, in case involving extreme litigation misconduct by husband. Full report: Bailii.

Barnes v Phillips [2015] EWCA Civ 1056 (23 October 2015)
Property – Unmarried couple – Beneficial ownership – Constructive trust – Change to intention to hold property in equal shares – Finding that the woman held 85% of the beneficial interest – Whether the judge had erred. Full report: Family Law.

TW & TM (Minors), Re [2015] EWHC 3054 (Fam) (24 July 2015)
Appeal by father against child maintenance orders under Children Act Sch 1. Full report: Bailii.

SF, Re [2015] EWCOP 68 (26 October 2015)
Application by the Public Guardian for the court to revoke an Enduring Power of Attorney and to direct him to cancel its registration. Full report: Bailii.

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