Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: June and July 2014

Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: June and July 2014

Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin is now 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 July Bulletin includes:

  • Whether court having power to remove passports with
    coercive aim - Re B (a child) (removal from jurisdiction: removal of family’s passports as coercive measure) [2014] EWCA Civ 843, [2014] All ER (D) 176 (Jun)
  • Entitlement of claimant to provision from deceased’s estate -
    Kaur v Dhaliwal and another [2014] EWHC 1991 (Ch), [2014] All
    ER (D) 164 (Jun)
  • Whether duty of care existing between Cafcass and father -
    F-D v Children and Family Court Advisory Service [2014] EWHC
    1619 (QB), [2014] All ER (D) 126 (Jun)
  • Procedurally appropriate manner to address issue of habitual residence - Re F (a child): (care proceedings: habitual residence) [2014] EWCA Civ 789, [2014] All ER (D) 104 (Jun)
  • Whether injunction to remove child should be granted - Re DE (a child) [2014] EWFC 6, [2014] All ER (D) 72 (Jun)
  • Reasons for departing from expert and professional reasons - Re S (children) (adoption proceedings: guidance on placement order
    proceedings) [2014] EWCA Civ 601, [2014] All ER (D) 46 (Jun)

The June Bulletin includes:

  • Medical treatment – capacity - An NHS Foundation Hospital v P [2014] EWHC 1650 (Fam), [2014] All ER (D) 198 (May)
  • Permission to appeal against findings of fact - Re S (children, W & T) [2014] EWCA Civ 638, [2014] All ER (D) 113 (May)
  • Whether judge failing to consider alternative orders - Re R (a child) (care proceedings: welfare analysis of changed circumstances) [2014] EWCA Civ 597, [2014] All ER (D) 87 (May)
  • Whether judge erring in not ordering rehearing - Re B (a child) (care proceedings: appellate judge’s power to remake decision) [2014] EWCA Civ 565, [2014] All ER (D) 88 (May)
  • Remuneration of expert witness - JG v Lord Chancellor and others [2014] EWCA Civ 656, [2014] All ER (D) 192 (May)
  • Inchoate rights of custody - Re K (a child) (Northern Ireland) [2014] UKSC 29, [2014] All ER (D) 127 (May)

Bulletins for previous months may be viewed here.


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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).