News Essentials: 10th June 2019

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

Domestic abuse survivors 'more at risk of serious mental illness'
Women who experience domestic abuse are three times more likely to develop a serious mental illness, Birmingham University research suggests. Full story: BBC News.

Campaigners call for reforms to surrogacy laws
Consultation urges creation of national register to allow those raised by surrogate parents to find out about their origins. Full story: The Guardian.

A City Council v LS & Ors (Secure Accommodation Inherent Jurisdiction) [2019] EWHC 1384 (Fam) (04 June 2019)
Judgment dealing with issue of whether the High Court has power under inherent jurisdiction, upon the application of a local authority, to authorise the placement in secure accommodation of a 17 year old child who is not looked after by that local authority, whose parent objects to that course of action, but who is demonstrably at grave risk of serious, and possibly fatal harm. Full report: Bailii.

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