Monday, September 23, 2019

News Essentials: 23rd September 2019


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

NEWS
First domestic abuse commissioner for England and Wales revealed
The first domestic abuse commissioner for England and Wales is "relieved" the prime minister has pledged to re-introduce a new law on the issue. Full story: BBC News.

Paralegal’s contempt conviction found to be ‘manifestly unfair’
Judges in the Court of Appeal have quashed a paralegal’s conviction for contempt after finding significant procedural mistakes in how the case was handled. Full story: Law Society Gazette.

CASES
S-L (Children : Adjournment) [2019] EWCA Civ 1571 (19 September 2019)
Appeal by local authority against decision to adjourn applications for care and placement orders in respect of two young children. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

Ogunware v Ogunware [2019] EWHC 2428 (Fam) (25 July 2019)
Application for declaration that purported marriage entered into in Nigeria was not valid. Application dismissed. Full report: Bailii.

R-B (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 1560 (02 July 2019)
Appeal by mother against care and placement orders made in relation to a 13 month old child. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

E (Through Her Children's Guardian) & Anor v A Mother & Anor [2019] EWCA Civ 1557 (12 September 2019)
Appeal by local authority and children's guardian against an order refusing an application for a placement order in respect of a 10 month old child. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

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