News Essentials: 7th March 2016

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

Court of Protection draft Case Management Pilot published
A pilot Practice Direction has been published in draft, in advance of a case management pilot commencing in the Court of Protection in June 2016 to allow practitioners to prepare for a significant change in case management practice. Full story: Family Law.

Online online divorce applications could start as early as 2017 says President
Prediction contained in his speech to the FLBA Annual Dinner. Full story: Family Law Hub.

New Forms D650 and D651 to tackle HMCTS errors in Forms E and E1
Following consultation with the President of the Family Division two specific forms have been created to deal with applications by any parties who are concerned their proceedings may have been affected by the problem. Full story: Family Law.

L (Case Management: Wasted Costs), Re [2016] EWFC B8 (04 March 2016)
Care proceedings. Judgment concerning wasted costs relating to adjournment of fact-finding hearing. Full report: Bailii.

JL, Re [2016] EWHC 440 (Fam) (03 March 2016)
Judgment concerning two cases involving babies born to mothers from Eastern Europe but relinquished at birth for adoption. Full report: Bailii.

M and K, Re (temporary leave to remove to non-convention country) [2015] EWFC B229 (26 November 2015)
Application by Malaysian mother to discharge an order restraining her from leaving the jurisdiction with the children, to enable her to take them to Malaysia on holiday. Full report: Bailii.

S, Re [2016] EWFC B7 (26 January 2016)
Final hearing of care proceedings in respect of two disabled children of Indian nationality, whose parents are in India and indicated that they would only return to the UK to collect the children and return them to India. Full report: Bailii.

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