News Essentials: 18th November 2019

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

Judge allows inter-country adoption to proceed despite failure to comply with pre-adoption requirements
An application for an inter-country adoption should not fail because of inconsequential errors made by the intending adopter, a High Court Family Division judge has ruled. Full story: Local Government Lawyer.

Practice Guidance: Placements in unregistered children’s homes in England or unregistered care home services in Wales
The President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has issued a new practice guidance to explain the registration and regulation structure applicable in England and, separately, in Wales for residential care facilities for children and young people. Full story: Family Law Week.

X v Y (Child Arrangements Order) [2019] EWHC 2872 (Fam) (14 August 2019)
Application by father for permission to appeal against interim child arrangements order. Permission granted. Full report: Bailii.

I-L (Children) (1996 Hague Child Protection Convention : Inherent Jurisdiction) [2019] EWCA Civ 1956 (15 November 2019)
Appeal by father against order made under inherent jurisdiction requiring the parties' two children to be returned to Russia. Full report: Bailii.

AY v AS [2019] EWHC 3043 (Fam) (14 November 2019)
Mother's application for permission to relocate child permanently to Kazakhstan. Full report: Bailii.

A (No. 2) (Children: Findings of Fact) [2019] EWCA Civ 1947 (14 November 2019)
Care proceedings. Appeal by parents against findings of fact. Appeal allowed, and matter remitted for rehearing. Full report: Bailii.

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