Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: December 2014

The December 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 December issue includes:

  • Chancellor's Autumn Statement 2014 - summary of key aspects for family lawyers
  • Duties of local authority - power to provide services to child in need outside authority’s area - R (on the application of J) (by his litigation friend W) v Worcestershire County Council (Equality and Human Rights
    Commission intervening) [2014] EWCA Civ 1518, [2014] All ER (D)
    265 (Nov)
  • Public children - care plan containing dual planning approach
    Re M (a child) (placement order: authority’s dual planning approach)
    [2014] EWCA Civ 1479, [2014] All ER (D) 195 (Nov)
  • Human rights - whether claimants being entitled to declarations
    and damages - Re H (a child: breach of Convention rights: damages) [2014] EWHC 3563 (Fam), [2014] All ER (D) 190 (Nov)
  • Financial provision - whether court should impose costs penalty - J v J [2014] EWHC 3654 (Fam), [2014] All ER (D) 153 (Nov)
  • Costs - whether insufficient warning of application to seek
    adverse order for costs - Re L (costs of children proceedings) [2014] EWCA Civ 1437, [2014] All ER (D) 65 (Nov)
  • Legal aid - whether parents entitled to legal aid in order to make
    hearing lawful - Re D (a child) [2014] EWFC 39, [2014] All ER (D) 20 (Nov)

Bulletins for previous months may be viewed here.

Geraldine Morris is a solicitor and Head of LexisPSL Family.

Twitter: @GeraldineMorris

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