News Essentials: 11th June 2018

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

Practice Guidance: Standard children and other orders
This Guidance brings to a close, at least for the time being, the Family Orders Project which I established and which has been driven forward with his usual tenacity and skill by Mr Justice Mostyn. Full story: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.

Children’s Commissioner calls for protection of children’s rights post-Brexit
Ministers asked to reconsider withdrawal from EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights. Full story: Family Law Week.

Revised Forms A, A1 and D50C released
Form A and Form A1 have been amended in discussion with members of the Financial Proceedings Working Party of the Family Procedure Rule Committee. Full story: Family Law.

M-Y (Children), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 1306 (07 June 2018)
Appeals by parents from findings of fact, a final care order in respect of a 15 year old girl, and interim supervision orders in respect of 3 younger children. Full report: Bailii.

L (a child) Abduction Turkey Protective Measures under Hague 96 [2017] EWHC 3797 (Fam) (01 September 2017)
Application by father for summary return of child to turkey. Consideration of sufficiency of protective measures in Turkey under Hague 96. Full report: Bailii.

S & H-S (Children), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 1282 (06 June 2018)
Appeal by mother against care order, on the ground that the threshold criteria had not been met. Appeal dismissed. Guidance given on setting out court's findings on threshold. Full report: Bailii.

Thompson v Thompson [2018] EWHC 1338 (Ch) (01 June 2018)
The question in this case was whether a proprietory estoppel operated in favour of the claimant son such as to give him an interest in the family farm and, if so, what interest. The judge held that the son made out his case. Full report: Bailii, via Family Law Hub.

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