Monday, March 11, 2019

News Essentials: 11th March 2019


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

NEWS
The Jurisdiction and Judgments (Family) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
These Regulations are made in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies in retained EU law (in particular to address reciprocal arrangements which no longer exist and are no longer appropriate) arising from the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union. Statutory Instrument.

The Family Procedure Rules 2010 and Court of Protection Rules 2017 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
These Regulations are made in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies (in particular paragraph g of section 8(2)) arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Statutory Instrument.

The Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019
These Regulations are made in order to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively and other deficiencies in retained EU law (in particular to address reciprocal arrangements which no longer exist and are no longer appropriate) arising from the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Statutory Instrument.

HMCTS extends court modernisation programme by a year
HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has put back completion of the court modernisation programme by a year to 2023, it announced yesterday. Full story: Legal Futures.

High Court rejects evidence from law firm ‘whistleblower’
The president of the family division has rejected a wife’s application to admit the statement of a ‘whistleblower’ inside her former husband’s legal team who sent the court privileged information. Full story: Legal Futures.

James Bulger's father loses Jon Venables identity challenge
The father of James Bulger has lost a legal challenge to try to change a lifelong anonymity order for one of his son's killers. Full story: BBC News. See report, below.

Supreme Court grants permission to appeal in Villiers v Villiers
Case concerns jurisdiction between England and Wales, and Scotland in maintenance proceedings. Full story: Family Law Week.

CASES
B (A Child : Post-Adoption Contact) [2019] EWCA Civ 29 (30 January 2019)
Appeal by parents against refusal of application for post-adoption contact. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

S (A Child : Hague Convention 1980 : Return To Third State) [2019] EWCA Civ 352 (07 March 2019)
Appeal against order that child be returned to Hungary, despite being habitually resident in Germany. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

Q (Child: Interim Care Order: Jurisdiction), Re [2019] EWHC 512 (Fam) (07 March 2019)
Judgment considering issue of whether an interim care order can persist after the subject child reaches their seventeenth birthday. Full report: Bailii.

Wodehouse v Wodehouse [2018] EWCA Civ 3009 (29 November 2018)
Appeal against lump sum order made against third party. Appeal allowed, on basis that court had no jurisdiction to make order. Full report: Bailii.

Venables & Anor v News Group Papers Ltd & Ors [2019] EWHC 494 (Fam) (04 March 2019)
Application to vary anonymity injunction in relation to the person formally known as Jon Venables. Application refused. Full report: Bailii.

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