News Essentials: 29th July 2019

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

Robert Buckland QC appointed Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
Robert Buckland QC MP was appointed as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice on 24 July 2019. Full story: Family Law Week.

Lord Reed appointed next President of Supreme Court
Three new Justices also appointed. Full story: Family Law Week.

President offers ‘profound thanks’ to all involved in the family justice system
The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has addressed a letter of 'profound' thanks to every judge, magistrate, HMCTS staff member, civil servant, CAFCASS officer, social work and lawyer involved in the Family Justice system and Court of Protection in England and Wales. Full story: Family Law Week.

W v L (Forum Conveniens) [2019] EWHC 1995 (Fam) [2019] EWHC 1995 (Fam) (19 July 2019)
Judgment considering issue of jurisdiction in respect of matters concerning parental responsibility for 6 year old child of Jordanian heritage. Full report: Bailii.

J (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1335 (04 July 2019)
Appeal from orders for costs made against those responsible for a notorious child abduction. Appeal dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

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