News Essentials: 22nd August 2016

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

14th View from the President’s Chambers: Care cases: Settlement conferences and the ‘tandem’ model
The President looks at two public law initiatives. Full article: Family Law.

Draft guidance published on anonymisation of children judgments
A project funded by the Nuffield Foundation and supported by the Association of Lawyers for Children aims to develop draft guidance to assist judges in the anonymisation of children judgments in public law proceedings. Full story: Family Law.

Court of Protection judge criticises firm for ‘brutal and insensitive’ comments
A north-west firm is considering appealing a Court of Protection ruling in which it was removed as a financial deputy in a case concerning deprivation of liberty and care arrangements. Full story: Law Society Gazette. See Mrs P v Rochdale Borough Council & Anor.

Cafcass chief: Stemming care applications may require law change
Changes to legislation may be required in order to curb steep rises in the number of applications for children to be taken into care, the chief executive of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has said. Full story: Children & Young People Now.

W (A Child), Re [2016] EWCA Civ 804 (28 July 2016)
Appeal by child against the making of a secure accommodation order. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

A (A Patient), Re [2016] EWCOP 38 (10 August 2016)
Judgment considering various applications made by nephew of elderly lady lacking capacity. Full report: Bailii.

A (A Patient), Re (No 2) [2016] EWCOP 39 (18 August 2016)
Judgment dealing with numerous matters raised by nephew of patient, in relation to earlier judgment. Full report: Bailii.

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