News Essentials: 25th January 2016

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

New CAP Orders released by the President
The President has released a set of overhauled orders to be used under the Child Arrangements Programme. Full story: Family Law Hub.

Family Justice Written statement to Parliament
Update on investigation into faulty online form used in divorce proceedings. Full story: Ministry of Justice.

Length of High Court financial remedy case skeleton arguments to be reduced
The recent drive to ensure court documents are kept concise is continuing, with Mostyn J revising his guidance on the efficient conduct of financial remedy hearings allocated to a High Court Judge. Full story: Family Law.

President issues consultation on draft adoption guidance
The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has today sent around for consultation a draft proposal for guidance to replace the President’s Guidance: Listing Final Hearings in Adoption cases from 3 October 2008. Full story: Family Law.

President publishes consultation on proposed amendments to Bundle PD - PD27A
The President of the Family Division, Sir James Munby, has today (19 January 2016) published a Memorandum proposing amendments to the Bundles PD - PD27A. Full story: Family Law.

Ismail v Choudhry [2016] EWCA Civ 17 (22 January 2016)
Appeal against declaration that a marriage which took place in Pakistan was valid and therefore recognised in this jurisdiction. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

P (A Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 3 (20 January 2016)
Appeal by mother against care and placement orders. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

D (A Child), Re (No 3) [2016] EWFC 1 (14 January 2016
Care proceedings. Application by local authority for placement order, in case where both parents suffer learning disabilities. Full report: Bailii.

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