News Essentials: 25th June 2018

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

Baker J rejects husband’s financial remedy claim 26 years after decree nisi
Case distinguished from Wyatt v Vince. Full story: Family Law Week. See A v B, below.

Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas to step down
Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas is to leave in March 2019 after more than 15 years with the organisation. Full story: Children & Young People Now.

Supreme Court to deliver judgment in civil partnership case on Wednesday, 27 June
Steinfeld judgment will consider bar on different-sex couples entering into civil partnerships. Full story: Family Law Week.

Care crisis: Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC)
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division has written the following for Family Law. Full story: Courts and Tribunals Judiciary.

Court of Appeal emphasises that time limit for care proceedings should be extended if necessary
Family Justice Council invited to draft authoritative guidance. Full story: Family Law Week. See P-S (Children), below.

Draft revised Practice Direction 27A – Family Proceedings: Court Bundles (Universal Practice to be applied in the High Court and Family Court)
This Practice Direction supplements FPR Part 27 and comes into force on 23 July 2018. Full story: Family Law.

AB v CD & Ors [2018] EWHC 1590 (Fam) (13 April 2018)
Proceedings concerning two children born in 2010 as a result of a surrogacy arrangement, where a parental order was not available. Full report: Bailii.

S (A Child), Re [2018] EWCA Civ 1453 (21 June 2018)
Appeal by mother against summary dismissal of application under Hague Convention at the first directions hearing. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

A v B (No. 2) [2018] EWFC 45 (14 June 2018)
Application by former husband for financial remedies, following divorce in 1992. Application dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

P-J (A Girl), Re [2018] EWHC 1546 (Fam) (29 January 2018)
Application by parents for leave to apply to revoke placement order. Leave granted. Full report: Bailii.

CH v CT [2018] EWHC 1310 (Fam) (25 May 2018)
Appeal against a suspended committal order following the appellant's failure to comply with order requiring her to make her daughter available for contact. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

P-S (Children) [2018] EWCA Civ 1407 (18 June 2018)
Care orders made in respect of 2 children, under which they are living with their respective paternal grandparents. Appeal against refusal to make special guardianship orders in favour of paternal grandparents. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

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