News Essentials: 10th October 2016

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

Advocate told off for late service on litigant in person
Late service of documents further weakens the position of LiPs, says Jackson J. Full story: Solicitors Journal. See Re B, below.

New and amended family forms from 3 October 2016
Three new and five amended forms should be used from 3 October 2016. Full story: Family Law Hub.

The Transparency Project today launches its Family Court Reporting Watch project
Family Court Reporting Watch is a new venture set up by the Transparency Project, made possible by funding from the Legal Education Foundation. Full story: Family Law.

X, Y And Z (Children) (Retrospective Leave To Remove From the Jurisdiction) [2016] EWHC 2439 (Fam) (31 August 2016)
Application by mother for permission to retain children in Spain, where they have lived since about March 2013. Full report: Bailii.

K (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 931 (05 October 2016)
Appeal against an order permitting the mother of a 10 year old girl to take her to live permanently in the Republic of Ireland. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

B (Litigants In Person: Timely Service of Documents), Re [2016] EWHC 2365 (Fam) (30 September 2016)
Judgment dealing with issue of late service of documents upon non-English-speaking litigant in person. Full report: Bailii.

Alcott (No. 2) [2016] EWHC 2414 (Fam) (29 September 2016)
Further judgment in application by father for summary return of child to Australia, dealing with issue of reporting. Full report: Bailii.

Alcott (No. 1) [2016] EWHC 2413 (Fam) (27 September 2016)
Application by father for summary return of child to Australia. Full report: Bailii.

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