Monday, July 22, 2019

News Essentials: 22nd July 2019


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

NEWS
Assessing risk of harm to children and parents in private law children cases
A public call for evidence on how the family courts protect children and parents in private law children cases concerning domestic abuse and other serious offences. Full story: Ministry of Justice.

Domestic abuse survivors invited to shape future of family court
Survivors of domestic abuse and other harmful conduct are being invited to share their experiences of how well the family courts protects them and their children in private family law proceedings. Full story: Ministry of Justice.

Domestic abuse report exposes hidden side of rural life
A "deeply hidden and disturbing side to rural life" has been laid bare by an 18-month inquiry into domestic abuse in the English countryside. Full story: BBC News.

Consultation in relation to the treatment of Calderbank offers when determining issues relating to costs
This consultation seeks views as to whether the Family Procedure Rule 2010 should be amended in relation to the treatment of Calderbank offers when determining issues relating to costs. Full story: Ministry of Justice and Family Procedure Rule Committee.

“Landmark moment” as Domestic Abuse Bill introduced to Parliament
Domestic Abuse Bill to receive first reading in the House of Commons. Full story: GOV.UK.

CASES
Timokhina v Timokhin [2019] EWCA Civ 1284 (18 July 2019)
Appeal by mother against costs order made in child arrangements proceedings. Full report: Bailii.

Worcestershire County Council v AA [2019] EWHC 1855 (Fam) (15 July 2019)
Care proceedings concerning 13 year old child who had spent nearly 8 years of his life living in foster care pursuant to s.20. Full report: Family Law Week.

AB v CD [2019] EWHC 1695 (Fam) (02 July 2019)
Judgment concerning, inter alia, issue of whether child should be told that mother's husband is not his father, and the identity of his father. Full report: Bailii.

H v W [2019] EWHC 1897 (Fam) (17 July 2019)
Cross-applications by husband and wife, raising issue of whether amended arbitration award should be given effect, or whether it should be remitted, set aside or varied. Full report: Bailii.

F (A Child) (Fact-Finding Appeal), Re [2019] EWCA Civ 1244 (16 July 2019)
Appeal by father from a fact-finding judgment given in the course of care proceedings. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

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