News Essentials: 9th October 2017

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

MFPA 1984 Part III award overturned by Court of Appeal
Agreement by the parties was Radmacher fair. Full story: Family Law Week. See Zimina v Zimin, below.

Billionaire property developer says he was never married to 'wife' in bid to protect fortune, court hears
A billionaire London property developer has claimed that he was never married to his "wife" of 14 years in a bid to protect his £1.1bn fortune, the High Court heard. Full story: The Telegraph.

Study reveals link between childhood in care and mothers who have babies removed by the courts
A study launched today has found a high number of women, who repeatedly appear before the family courts and lose many children into public care or adoption because of child protection concerns, have been in care themselves. Full story: Family Law.

Solicitor disclosed wife's new address to violent ex-husband
A firm and its solicitor have been fined a total of £35,000 after disclosing a woman’s new address to her ex-husband, who was subject to a restraining order. Full story: Law Society Gazette.

A Child (no approved secure accommodation available; deprivation of liberty) [2017] EWHC 2458 (Fam) (14 September 2017)
Judgment in proceedings concerning the accommodation of a 13 year old boy with a history of seriously uncontrolled behaviour. Full report: Bailii.

Zimina v Zimin [2017] EWCA Civ 1429 (05 October 2017)
Appeal against lump sum order made under Part III MFPA 1984, where a foreign order had already been made. Appeal allowed.  Full report: Bailii.

Egeneonu v Egeneonu [2017] EWHC 2336 (Fam) (19 September 2017)
Application by mother for father's committal to prison for breaches of orders made in connection with the retention of the parties' children in Nigeria. Full report: Bailii.

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust v YZ & Ors [2017] EWHC 2211 (Fam) (27 July 2017)
Application by NHS Trust for an order declaring, inter alia, that it was in the best interests of a 14 year old child to receive as a matter of urgency treatment for a suspected overdose of paracetamol. Full report: Bailii.

M v G [2017] EWHC 1712 (Fam) (22 June 2017)
Application by father for summary return of children to Romania. Return ordered. Full report: Bailii.

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