News Essentials: 14th May 2022

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


Faster information for victims of domestic abuse proposed by Home Office
Under new guidance, on which the Home Office is now consulting, the police will be required to disclose information on perpetrators under the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme more quickly. Full story: Family Law Week.

Responses to call for evidence on dispute resolution published
The Ministry of Justice has published a summary of responses to its call for evidence on dispute resolution in England and Wales. Full story: Family Law Week.


VV v VV [2022] EWFC 41 (13 May 2022)
Financial remedies case involving issues of short marriage, pre-marital cohabitation, conduct, sharing and needs. Full report: Bailii. See also my summary, here.

D (A Child) (Appeal From the Registration of a Maintenance Order) [2022] EWCA Civ 641 (11 May 2022)
Appeal by father from the registration in England and Wales of a foreign child maintenance order. Appeal allowed. Full report: Bailii.

G v W [2022] EWHC 1101 (Fam) (11 May 2022)
Appeal by mother from order made under schedule 1 Children Act 1989. Appeal allowed in part. Full report: Bailii.

H v R & Anor [2022] EWHC 1073 (Fam) (10 May 2022)
Application by mother for children to be returned from Libya and placed in her care. Judgment dealing with jurisdiction. Full report: Bailii.