Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: August 2015

Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: August 2015

The August 2015 issue of Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin is available as a free download. Providing a timely monthly summary and analysis of key family law cases in the preceding month, the Bulletin also includes cross references to Butterworths Family Law Service, Clarke Hall & Morrison on Children and Rayden & Jackson commentary texts.

The August 2015 issue includes:

  • Summer Budget 2015: an update on changes to, inter alia, income tax, pension annual allowances,  non-domiciles, inheritance tax and tax credits
  • Public children: whether judge erring in finding no risk of significant harm in relation to sibling– Re L-K (children) (care proceedings: errors in fact-finding) [2015] EWCA Civ 830, [2015] All ER (D) 332 (Jul)
  • Emergency protection orders: orders where risk of children being removed from United Kingdom to war zone – Re X (children) and Y (children) (emergency protection orders) [2015] EWHC 2265 (Fam), [2015] All ER (D) 340 (Jul)
  • Marital agreements: effect of agreement on assessment of husband's needs – WW v HW [2015] EWHC 1844 (Fam), [2015] All ER (D) 167 (Jul)
  • Adoption: whether leave to oppose should be granted to consider a family placement – Re LG (a child) [2015] EWFC 52, [2015] All ER (D) 257 (Jun)

Bulletins for previous months may be viewed here.

Geraldine Morris is a solicitor and Head of LexisPSL Family.

Twitter: @GeraldineMorris

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Geraldine is Head of LexisPSL Family. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and was in practice for 15 years, most recently as a partner and head of the family team at Hart Brown, a large Surrey firm.

Geraldine writes for Butterworths Family Law Service and is a past editor of the Resolution Review. She has been published in the New Law Journal, the Law Society Gazette and the District Judges’ Bulletin as well as in the national press including the Times and the Telegraph.

When in practice she was a member of the Law Society Family and Children Panels, and an accredited Resolution Specialist with a focus on advanced financial provision and pensions. A past Resolution regional secretary and press officer, Geraldine also contributed chapters to the Resolution publications, International Aspects of Family Law (3rd Edition 2009) and The Modern Family (2012).