Monday, January 29, 2018

News Essentials: 29th January 2018

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

CoA clarifies when proposed adopters’ merits may be considered on making placement order
Exception made to Re T (A Child) (Early Permanence Placement). Full story: Family Law Week.

Ineffectual written agreements in domestic abuse cases amount to victim blaming
Eleanor Schooling has called for a discussion about the use of written agreements after inspectors found they weren't effective in many domestic abuse cases. Full story: Community Care.

Judge backs ‘short-term’ fix to backlog of deprivation of liberty cases
Court of Protection can use general visitors to protect human rights of service users in deprivation of liberty cases lacking Rule 3A representatives. Full story: Community Care.

Latest View from the President’s Chambers
The on-going process of reform – Financial Remedies Courts. Full story: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.

Domestic abusers told to say sorry to partner by police
Police are dealing with domestic abuse cases by simply making the abuser say sorry to their partner on the doorstep, a Fawcett Society report has found. Full story: The Telegraph.

Practice Guidance: Standard Financial and Enforcement Orders – Update
Addendum issued by the President of the Family Division. Full story: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.

Z (A Child) (FGMPO : Prevalence of FGM) [2017] EWHC 3566 (Fam) (06 November 2017)
Applications by mother for orders forbidding father from taking child abroad, and specifically to Guinea to protect her from genital mutilation. Full report: Bailii.

DMM, Re (Alzheimer's : power of attorney) [2017] EWCOP 32 (26 July 2017)
Proceedings concerning issue of whether a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease had the capacity to revoke a power of attorney and to marry. Full report: Bailii.

DMM, Re (Alzheimer's : marriage : power of attorney ) [2017] EWCOP 33 (2 October 2017)
Further judgment in proceedings concerning issue of whether a man suffering from Alzheimer's disease had the capacity to revoke a power of attorney and to marry. Full report: Bailii.

E (A Child) [2017] EWFC 101 (6 March 2017)
Application for a care order in respect of a child born in August 2016, identifying a number of shortcomings in the child protection arrangements in North Wales. Full report: Bailii,

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