Tuesday, May 03, 2016

News Essentials: 3rd May 2016


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

NEWS
Legal Aid Agency changes standard cost limits in family law cases
Substantive certificates for family work issued after 1 May 2016 will have a £5,000 cost limitation as standard, the Legal Aid Agency has announced. Full story: Family Law Week.

Child Maintenance Service’s caseload rose by 21% in 3 months to February 2016
88% of money due has been paid under the 2012 scheme. Full story: Family Law Week.

Police pensions: transfer values and pension sharing on divorce
Addenda to scheme guidance published. Full story: Family Law Week.

FGM toolkit for family lawyers launched
At its annual conference in Gateshead, family law organisation Resolution has published a new screening toolkit on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Full story: Resolution.

Woman who died after 'losing sparkle' cannot be named, court rules
Court of protection declines to name 50-year-old who died after refusing life-saving kidney treatment. Full story: The Guardian. See V v Associated Newspapers Ltd and Others, below.

CASES
K v K (Financial Remedy Final Order prior to Decree Nisi) [2016] EWFC 23 (28 April 2016)
Applications by wife to enforce and by husband for permission to appeal financial remedies order. Full report: Bailii.

TM v AH [2016] EWHC 572 (Fam) (04 March 2016)
Application by wife to join trustees of two trusts to the litigation. Full report: Bailii.

Aziz v Aziz [2016] EWHC 973 (Fam) (07 April 2016)
Case management hearing in high value financial remedies case. Full report: Bailii.

V v Associated Newspapers Ltd and Others [2016] EWCOP 21
Application for a reporting restrictions order extending beyond the period of the reporting restrictions order granted at the first hearing for directions in the case. Full report: Family Law.

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