News Essentials: 17th June 2019

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

Draft Domestic Abuse Bill report published by Joint Committee
Greater protection needed for victims of domestic abuse. Full story: Family Law Week.

End to divorce ‘blame game’ moves closer
Biggest shake up of divorce laws in 50 years aimed at reducing conflict and supporting children and families. Full story: Ministry of Justice.

Expected implementation date for DoLS replacement model announced by care minister
Liberty Protection Safeguards due to come into force in October 2020, though existing Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards authorisations will remain in place until they expire. Full story: Community Care.

A Child (Threshold: Inflicted Injury and Domestic Abuse) [2019] EWHC 1511 (Fam) (21 May 2019)
Judgment in care proceedings principally dealing with issues relating to the responsibility for the causation of injuries to child, and to determine the extent to which the mother failed to protect him. Full report: Bailii.

B v A Local Authority [2019] EWCA Civ 913 (11 June 2019)
Appeal against order making various declarations as to the mental capacity of 31 year old woman with learning difficulties, epilepsy and considerable social care needs. Full report: Bailii.

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