News Essentials: 2nd October 2017

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

Mostyn J confirms that family court has power to order indemnity in respect of mortgage liability
Such orders have been made ‘routinely’ over last three years. Full story: Family Law Week. See CH v WH, below.

Important overview of Court of Protection’s welfare jurisdiction published
Cardiff University uses ground breaking empirical research. Full story: Family Law Week.

Children in care numbers rise at fastest rate in five years
The number of children in care has risen at its fastest rate in five years while the number of children being adopted continues to fall, official figures have revealed. Full story: Children & Young People Now.

MIAMs in April to June 2017 down 11% on a year ago
1,600 mediation starts was the lowest number since LASPO Act was introduced. Full story: Family Law Week.

Family court statistics quarterly: April to June 2017
This report presents the latest statistics on type and volume of cases that are received and processed through the family court system of England and Wales in the second quarter of 2017 (April to June). Full story: Ministry of Justice.


E-R (Child Arrangements)(No.2) [2017] EWHC 2382 (Fam) (11 September 2017)
Judgment varying terms of child arrangements order providing for the child to live with family friends, following the death of the mother. Full report: Bailii.

CH v WH [2017] EWHC 2379 (Fam) (28 September 2017)
Judgment concerning the power of the court to order an indemnity, in respect of liability under a mortgage. Full report: Bailii.

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