M v B: Extraordinarily tragic

A summary of M v B [2014] EWHC 2686 (Fam) - an application by the mother of a boy, now aged about nine and a half, for permission to remove him from living in England to live long term with her in Abu Dhabi.

Full post: Family Lore

Administrative law and the family courts

Public bodies and applications in the family court.

Full post: dbfamilylaw

The Strange Case of Surrogacy Law

Legal Liberal looks at an anomaly in surrogacy law.

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serious case review versus judicial review – a (cough) review

Who ‘owns’ a Serious Case Review, and what rights or powers do the Courts have over its disclosure?

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Re B: Children giving evidence

A summary of Re B (Child Evidence) [2014] EWCA Civ 1015.

Full post: Family Lore

Abuse by the State: the inherent jurisdiction in Parker J’s hands

Allan Norman argues that two judgments of Parker J bring the inherent jurisdiction into disrepute.

Full post: Celtic Knot

When fanily life is in the background

Anthony Douglas on the importance of family courts understanding the emotional lives of children.

Full post: Cafcass blog

Being late to the party (turns out Auntie Beryl was Grandma Beryl…)

KS v Neath Port Talbot 2014.

Full post: suesspiciousminds

Capacity to live with your husband

The Court of Protection case of Re PB (2014).

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Misrepresenting the views of an expert

X County Council v M and Others 2014.

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“A Narrow Textual Analysis”: Re P (Relocation) [2014] EWCA Civ 842

Last month, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal against a trial judge’s decision to refuse to allow a mother to relocate permanently with two children, aged 3 and 2, to Germany.

Full post: Legal Liberal

What counts is the judgement

Re A (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 871 concerned long fought proceedings between parents where, at an interim stage in proceedings, the father had asked HHJ Horowitz to alter what he had said in a 2011 judgement which he had not appealled against, and where his request for an alteration under the ‘slip rule’ had been made over two years after the judgement.

Full post: dbfamilylaw

Family comes first (even if they’re in Poland)

An examination of P (A Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 888.

Full post: UK Human Rights Blog

Jude the Apostle versus Sybil Fawlty

The Court of Appeal decision in Re T (a child) 2014.

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Child Arrangements Orders

If what was originally applied for was a contact order and residence has never been the issue before the court is it correct/possible to have the line that says who the children live with to be left blank, or are all CAOs now going to effectively be residence orders by the back door?

Full post: Pink Tape

Instant injustice

We need more than fine words and ‘fine-tuning’ for family law reform, says Marilyn Stowe.

Full post: Marilyn Stowe Blog

Murphy v Murphy: The having of children changes everything

A summary of Murphy v Murphy [2014] EWHC 2263 (Fam), decided by Mr Justice Holman on the 4th of July.

Full post: Family Lore

Judicial bias

The Appeal in Q (Children) 2014.

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Barbecue tongs and police being given power to force entry to a home

Another C-section Court of Protection case - The Mental Health Trust and DD 2014.

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Can DNA profiles at a murder scene be used to establish paternity?

Re Z (Children) concerned an application in ongoing care proceedings for the Metropolitan Police to provide copies of DNA profiles held by them.

Full post: Halsbury's Law Exchange

Can the Court of Protection authorise detention of an adult in a Children’s Home?

Liverpool City Council v SG 2014.

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yet more international surrogacy

This time, Re D (A child) 2014.

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Go on then, appeal me, I dare you

The trial judge in Re P (A child) 2014 doesn’t QUITE say what I say in the title above, but it isn’t far off.

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