News Essentials: 6th June 2016

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

Directors of Children's Services welcome ending of serious case reviews
Move to timelier, local reviews will help partners learn lessons. Full story: Family Law Week,

Top 10 reasons for returning divorce petitions
The most common reasons for divorce petitions being returned by divorce centres have been revealed by Resolution. Full story: Family Law,

Man allowed to challenge former mother-in-law's will
The Court of Appeal has granted a divorced husband permission to challenge the validity of his former mother-in-law’s will which left him nothing from her estate. Full story: Law Society Gazette. See Randall v Randall.

Hart v Hart [2016] EWCA Civ 497 (24 May 2016)
Renewed application by husband for permission to appeal in ancillary relief proceedings. Permission refused. Full report: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary (PDF). This is the case referred to in this report in The Telegraph on the 26th of May.

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