Monday, July 10, 2017

News Essentials: 10th July 2017


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

NEWS
Charlie Gard hospital applies to high court for fresh hearing
Great Ormond Street hospital says move comes ‘in light of claims of new evidence relating to potential treatment’. Full story: The Guardian.

Privy Council considers beneficial ownership case
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has dismissed an appeal by a Jamaican husband against a ruling of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica that the beneficial interest of a property bought by a married couple was to be held in equal shares. Full story: Family Law Week. See Miller v Miller, below.

CoA to decide whether English court can consider section 27 maintenance application when Scottish court is dealing with the divorce
Case concerns interpretation of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Maintenance) Regulations 2011. Full story: Family Law Week.

Legal Aid Agency guidance on a model approach to civil billing
The Legal Aid Agency has set out a standard approach to help turn around your work more efficiently when submitting online and paper bills. Full story: Family Law.

Children’s Commissioner’s report reveals millions of children in England living vulnerable or high risk lives
Report highlights ‘worrying gaps’ in official data. Full story: Family Law Week.

Settlement Conferences Pilot
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division, has issued the following guidance in respect of the settlement conferences pilot. Full story: Family Law Week.

Cafcass publishes final version of guidance on the use of professional time to benefit children
Guidance effective from 1 July 2017. Full story: Family Law Week.

CASES
Miller & Anor v Miller & Anor (Jamaica) [2017] UKPC 21 (6 July 2017)
Appeal by a Jamaican husband against a ruling of the Court of Appeal of Jamaica that the beneficial interest of a property bought by a married couple was to be held in equal shares. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

W v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2017] EWHC 1733 (Fam) (07 July 2017)
Application for recognition of a Nigerian adoption order. Full report: Bailii.

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets v M & Ors [2017] EWHC 692 (Fam) (31 March 2017)
Care proceedings in which a disclosure order was made against the Secretary of State for the Home Department (SSHD), seeking information about any extremist or radicalised conduct by the adults in the family. Application by SSHD for public interest immunity. Full report: Bailii.

Gibbs v Gibbs [2017] EWHC 1700 (Fam) (29 June 2017)
Application by father for committal of mother for breach of order restraining her from disclosing material relating to earlier Children Act proceedings. Full report: Bailii.

CB (International Relocation: Domestic Abuse: Child Arrangements), Re [2017] EWFC 39 (30 June 2017)
Cross applications by father for child arrangements order and by mother for permission to remove child from the jurisdiction to reside with her permanently in Portugal. Full report: Bailii.

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