Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: December 2014

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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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).