News Essentials: 6th March 2017

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

Using the EU Maintenance Regulation to overcome pension sharing problem
Article 7 employed to overcome jurisdictional difficulty. Full story: Family Law Week.

SRA publishes family law research
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has published independent research exploring the experiences of potentially vulnerable people using family law services. Full story: Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Children in UK's poorest areas 10 times more likely to go into care
Study finds one in 60 children taken into care in most deprived areas compared with one in 660 in the wealthiest. Full story: The Guardian.

City trader who earned £10m in bonuses fights to slash her husband’s divorce payoff by £1.5m
A former City trader who made millions in bonuses working in the energy market is fighting to have her divorce settlement to her ex-husband cut by £1.5 million to £1.2 million. Full story: Evening Standard.

Removal of harsh evidence tests will help domestic violence victims
The removal of a 5-year time limit on evidence of abuse which prevents vulnerable victims of domestic violence from obtaining legal aid for court hearings has been welcomed by the Law Society of England and Wales. Full story: Family Law.

Norman v Norman [2017] EWCA Civ 120 (03 March 2017)
Application for permission to appeal against order dismissing application to set aside a consent order made in financial remedy proceedings. Permission refused. Full report: Bailii.

Lachaux v Lachaux [2017] EWHC 385 (Fam) (02 March 2017)
Cross-applications by mother for contact and by father seeking recognition of Dubai divorce and dismissal of mother's application on ground of lack of jurisdiction. Full report: Bailii.

A v B [2017] EWFC B9 (3 February 2017)
Applications by husband under CA Sch 1 and to set aside financial remedies order on basis of change of circumstances, the children having subsequently moved from the mother to the father. Full report: Bailii.

A v R & Anor (Declaration of Parentage) [2017] EWHC 396 (Fam) (25 January 2017)
Application by couple for declaration of parentage in respect of child born as a result of fertility treatment, following clerical error by clinic. Full report: Bailii.

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