Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: May 2015

Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: May 2015

The May 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 May 2015 issue includes:

  • Adoption: whether judge misapplied relevant legal and procedural framework–Re W (children) (adoption proceedings: leave to oppose) [2015] EWCA Civ 403, [2015] All ER (D) 208 (Apr)
  • Special guardianship: whether judge erring in law regarding welfare analysis–Re E-R (a child) (child arrangements order: existence of natural parent presumption) [2015] EWCA Civ 405, [2015] All ER (D) 203 (Apr)
  • Contact: whether court correct to make indirect contact and s 91(14) orders–Re H-B (children) (contact) [2015] EWCA Civ 389, [2015] All ER (D) 202 (Apr)
  • Funding: whether constructive notice of restriction–ABC v PM [2015] EWFC 32, [2015] All ER (D) 122 (Apr)
  • Wardship: applications where risk of young people leaving United Kingdom to travel to ISIS countries–London Borough of Tower Hamlets v M [2015] EWHC 869 (Fam), [2015] All ER (D) 25 (Apr)
  • Appeals: father seeking to re-open proceedings following criminal acquittal–Re U (children) [2015] EWCA Civ 334, [2015] All ER (D) 57 (Apr)

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).