News Essentials: 9th May 2016

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

Court rules surgeons can give hysterectomy to schizophrenic woman
Judge says surgery is in best interests of woman, who has ovarian cancer. Full story: The Guardian.

Resolution submits evidence to Bach Commission on Access to Justice
Resolution has recently submitted evidence to the Bach Commission on Access to Justice as part of its continued campaigning work on legal aid in the aftermath of LASPO. Full story: Resolution.

Serious case review to probe whether toddler battered to death by foster mother could have been saved
Social services are facing questions after a “barbaric” woman beat an 18-month-old girl in her care to death, inflicting 200 injuries on her and trying to blame her eldest son for the child’s death. Full story: The Telegraph.

Mother who tried to move family to Syria ordered to give up children
The high court has ruled that the three children of a Leicester woman who tried to take them to Isis-controlled territory must live with their grandmother. Full story: The Guardian. See Leicester City Council v T, below.

Migliaccio v Migliaccio [2016] EWHC 1055 (Fam) (26 April 2016)
Wife's application for a judgment summons against the husband in respect of arrears of child periodical payments and an unpaid costs order. Full report: Bailii.

Singha v Heer [2016] EWCA Civ 424 (16 February 2016)
Appeal by wife against order declaring that third party held a 50% interest in former matrimonial home. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Family Law Week.

Leicester City Council v T [2016] EWFC 20 (28 January 2016)
Care proceedings in respect of three children whose mother was believed to be intending to take them to Isis-controlled territory. Full report: Bailii.

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