Monday, September 24, 2018

News Essentials: 24th September 2018


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

NEWS
Divorcing man told: You can’t pay your lawyers without paying your wife’s
The husband in a divorce dispute cannot pay his lawyers a pound without paying a pound to his wife’s solicitors, the High Court has ruled. Full story: Legal Futures. See LKH v TQA AL Z, below.

Domestic abuse victims turning to civil courts because police are failing to enforce law
Domestic abuse victims are increasingly turning to the civil courts for protection because the police are failing to enforce the law of coercive control, it has emerged. Full story: The Telegraph.

Male domestic abuse: Not enough support for victims, says charity
Male domestic abuse victims are suffering a lack of support despite a sharp rise in attacks, a charity said. Full story: BBC News.

“When a child won't see one parent”
Cafcass is developing a "High Conflict Practice Pathway" to help Cafcass practitioners to "systematically assess cases which feature adult behaviours associated with high conflict." Full story: Family Law Week.

CASES
AH v CD & Ors [2018] EWHC 2322 (Fam) (19 July 2018)
Final hearing of application by father for the return to Spain of child abducted by mother in 2014. Return ordered. Full report: Bailii.

B-P (Children : adoption Or Fostering) [2018] EWCA Civ 2042 (20 September 2018)
Appeal from an order refusing a local authority's application for placement orders in relation to three very young children. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

LKH v TQA AL Z (Interim maintenance and pound for pound costs funding) [2018] EWHC 2436 (Fam) (24 July 2018)
Application by W under Part III MFPA 1984. Order, inter alia, injuncting H from paying any further money to his solicitors unless he pays an equal amount to the wife's solicitors. Full report: Bailii.

K (A Child : Threshold Findings) [2018] EWCA Civ 2044 (04 September 2018)
Care proceedings. Appeal against finding that threshold had not been made out. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

TP v PRBP [2018] EWHC 2433 (Fam) (26 July 2018)
Financial remedies application in which the issue of the capacity of the husband was raised. Full report: Bailii.

M (A Child) [2018] EWCA Civ 2043 (04 September 2018)
Father's application for permission to appeal against order requiring him to secure return of child from Thailand. Application refused. Full report: Bailii.

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