Monday, June 13, 2016

News Essentials: 13th June 2016


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

NEWS
Ex-wife of green energy tycoon awarded £300,000 in divorce cash battle
The ex-wife of a green energy tycoon has been awarded a "modest" lump sum payment of £300,000 in final settlement of the couple's divorce cash battle. Full story: Hereford Times. See Wyatt v Vince, below.

Cafcass private law demand
In May 2016, Cafcass received a total of 3,267 new private law cases.  This is a 17% increase on May 2015 levels. Full story: Cafcass.

Care applications in May 2016
In May 2016, Cafcass received a total of 1,141 care applications.  This figure represents a 23% increase compared to those received in May 2015. Full story: Cafcass.

Judge criticises police for flawed evidence gathering from children in abuse case
Boy's right to fair trial was breached in cases where he was alleged to have abused other children under his father's direction. Full story: Community Care. See E (A Child).

'Comedy of errors' left baby legally fatherless, judge reveals as he criticises NHS clinic
Britain's top family judge has criticised a "comedy of errors" at a top NHS fertility clinic that left a baby in danger of being left legally fatherless. Full story: The Telegraph. See Re J, below.

More than 1,200 cases of FGM recorded in England in just three months
At least two per cent of new cases were on girls under 18 and 11 girls were born in the UK. Full story: The Independent.

CASES
F (Children), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 546 (09 June 2016)
Appeals from an order made in Hague Convention proceedings concerning the return of three children to Hungary. Full report: Bailii.

Wyatt v Vince [2016] EWHC 1368 (Fam) (10 June 2016)
Judgment setting out terms of settlement of wife's claim, issued 19 years after decree absolute. Full report: Bailii.

AS v TH (False Allegations of Abuse) [2016] EWHC 532 (Fam) (11 March 2016)
Wardship proceedings. Hearing to determine whether certain alleged incidents of serious abuse had taken place. Full report: Bailii.

De Renee v Galbraith- Marten 2016 EWCA Civ 537 (13 April 2016)
Application by wife for permission to appeal against an order dismissing her application for permission to apply for financial relief after an overseas divorce pursuant to Part III of the MFPA 1984. Permission refused. Full report: Family Law Week.

N, Re [2016] EWHC 1329 (Fam) (08 June 2016)
Application by partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that he is the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment. Full report: Bailii.

J, Re [2016] EWHC 1330 (Fam) (08 June 2016)
Application by partner of mother of child born as a result of IVF treatment for a declaration that he is the child's legal parent, following administrative failure by clinic providing treatment. Full report: Bailii.

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