News Essentials: 29th May 2018

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

Research review on parental alienation published
Cafcass Cymru publication provides an evidence base to guide practice. Full story: Family Law Week.

New legislation will modernise the courts
The first step in legislation to modernise courts and tribunals across the country will today be introduced in the House of Lords. Full story: Ministry of Justice.

S (Abduction: Hague Convention Or BIIa) [2018] EWCA Civ 1226 (25 May 2018)
Appeal dealing with issue of whether, after child removed to/retained in another EU Member State, English court should order summary return, or wait until determination of proceedings under the 1980 Convention in the other Member State. Full report: Bailii.

Y (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1208 (25 May 2018)
Appeal by mother against refusal to set aside order made in September 2017 requiring the children to be returned to Ontario, from where she had wrongly removed them in October 2016. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

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