News Essentials: 25th July 2016

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

Court of Appeal disapproves of ‘destitution’ as threshold for support for migrant children and families
The Court of Appeal has disapproved of 'destitution' as the threshold for support for migrant children and families under the Children Act 1989. Full story: Family Law Week. See R (on the application of C,T,M and U) v London Borough of Southwark.

Arbitration Children Scheme launched
The Institute of Family Law Arbitrators has today (18 July 2016) launched the Family Law Arbitration Children Scheme, set to bolster the use of arbitration relating to family disputes. Full story: Family Law.

Roberts J quantifies wife’s ‘needs’ claim under Part III MFPA 1984
In Z v Z and Others Mrs Justice Roberts had to consider the quantification of a wife's claim under Part III MFPA 1984 application following a concluded agreement in Russia and where the assets which had been generated were nearly exclusively non-matrimonial. Full story: Family Law Week.

R v D [2016] EWHC 1154 (Fam) (29 April 2016)
Application by father under Brussels IIa for return of child from Poland, following failed Hague convention application. Return ordered. Full report: Bailii.

BC v DE [2016] EWHC 1806 (Fam) (21 July 2016)
Application by mother for orders for financial provision from under Schedule 1 Children Act 1989. Interlocutory judgment concerning issue of costs. Full report: Bailii.

F & M (Children) (Thai Surrogacy) (Enduring family relationship), Re [2016] EWHC 1594 (Fam) (12 January 2016)
Application for parental orders concerning twins born in Thailand as a result of a commercial surrogacy agreement entered into by the Applicants and a gestational surrogate. Full report: Bailii.

Y (A Child) (Care proceedings: Fact finding), Re [2016] EWFC 30 (24 May 2016)
Care proceedings concerning two year old boy removed from his mother's care when she arrived back in the UK from Syria and was arrested by the Counter Terrorism Unit. Full report: Bailii.

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