Monday, September 10, 2018

News Essentials: 10th September 2018


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

NEWS
Couples Will Be Allowed No-Fault Divorces In Plans To Be Unveiled By The Government
Couples will be allowed no-fault divorces and spouses will lose the right to contest the breakdown of a marriage under proposals for an historic overhaul of the law being drawn up by the government. Full story: BuzzFeed News.

Court of Protection costs ordered after conduct 'verging on arrogance'
A Court of Protection judge has taken the unusual step of ordering costs against local authorities that caused a woman to be trapped in limbo for years waiting for her case to be resolved. Full story: Law Society Gazette. See reports, below.

CASES
R v K [2018] EWFC 59 (04 September 2018)
Judgment in financial remedy proceedings, in which the central issue was whether the husband and his business associates had fabricated or exaggerated the husband's liabilities, in an attempt to defeat the wife’s claim. Full report: Bailii.

London Borough of Lambeth v MCS & Anor [2018] EWCOP 20 (31 August 2018)
Costs hearing in proceedings relating to the repatriation of a Colombian woman lacking capacity, who had been kept in hospital for over 3 years. Costs orders made against both Local Authority and Clinical Commissioning Group. Full report: Bailii.

London Borough of Lambeth v MCS & Anor [2018] EWCOP 14 (31 August 2018)
Proceedings relating to the repatriation of a Colombian woman lacking capacity, who had been kept in hospital for over 3 years. Full report: Bailii.

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