News Essentials: 4th September 2017

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

Final Report on litigants who lack litigation capacity in Care proceedings published
Key recommendations published. Full story: Family Law Week.

Divorce ruling 'leaves law in state of flux'
Family lawyers predict a rise in the number of couples seeking prenuptial agreements after the Court of Appeal dismissed a woman's bid for an equal share of her and her ex-husband's assets. Full story: Law Society Gazette.

Munby P: Government support for LiPs ‘sadly inadequate’
Family court procedures and rules are unintelligible to litigants in person. Full story: Solicitors Journal.

Girl at centre of fostering row should live with grandmother, says judge
Judge Khatun Sapnara ends placement of five-year-old with Muslim family in case seized on by far-right activists. Full story: The Guardian. See report, below.

F (A Minor : secure accommodation resources) [2017] EWHC 2189 (Fam) (24 August 2017)
Judgment concerning the accommodation of a 14 year old boy with conduct disorder. Full report: Bailii.

The Child AB: Case Management Order – No. 7 [2017] EWFC B53 (30 August 2017)
Judgment in proceedings relating to placement of Christian child with Muslim foster parents. Full report: Bailii.

SR v NM [2017] EWHC 2187 (Fam) (11 August 2017)
Application for committal of father for failure to comply with contact order. Full report: Bailii.

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