News Essentials: 18th June 2018

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

Legal system of child protection is in crisis, says senior judge
Sir Andrew McFarlane speaks out as review says austerity makes it hard for services to cope in England and Wales. Full story: The Guardian.

Early years cuts 'pushing more children into care' in England
Children’s commissioner says nearly half of budget is spent on 73,000 children in care system. Full story: The Guardian.

Mills v Mills appeal in the Supreme Court
Judgment now awaited in this much anticipated appeal. Full story: Family Law Week.

Adoption and care rates higher in some areas
Research obtained by the BBC and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals significant variation in adoption rates across England. Full story: BBC News.

Kelly v Pyres [2018] EWCA Civ 1368 (14 June 2018)
Appeal against finding that at the date of her divorce petition the applicant wife was domiciled in England and Wales. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

MK v RP (Hague Child Abduction Convention) [2018] EWHC 1475 (Fam) (12 June 2018)
Application by father for summary return of child to Israel. Return ordered. Full report: Bailii.

GM v Carmarthenshire County Council & Anor [2018] EWFC 36 (06 June 2018)
Mother's application to discharge care order made in 2016. Application granted. Full report: Bailii.

Gee v Gee & Anor [2018] EWHC 1393 (Ch) (11 June 2018)
Proprietary estoppel case concerning a family farm where the son claimed that his father had promised that he would inherit the lion's share of the farm. The claim was made out. Full report: Bailii, via Family Law Hub.

MT v OT [2018] EWHC 868 (Fam) (20 April 2018)
Hearing of four Children act Sch. 1 applications by mother and father. Full report: Bailii.

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