Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin: September and October

The September and October issues of Butterworths Family and Child Law Bulletin are 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 September issue includes:

  • Transparency - application by media for disclosure - Cumbria County Council v M and others [2014] EWHC 2596 (Fam), [2014] All ER (D) 21 (Sep)
  • Expert evidence - funding by Legal Aid Authority - Re AB (a child: temporary leave to remove from jurisdiction: expert evidence) [2014] EWHC 2758 (Fam), [2014] All ER (D) 129 (Aug)
  • Step-parent adoption - whether judge correct in evaluation of balance of
    family rights - Re P (a child) (adoption: adoption by step-parent) [2014] EWCA Civ 1174, [2014] All ER (D) 86 (Aug)
  • Public children - contact with child in long-term foster care
    Re G (a child) (contact: long term foster care) [2014] EWCA Civ
    1173, [2014] All ER (D) 75 (Aug)
  • Inheritance - whether deceased having had severable interest under
    policy immediately prior to death - Lim (an infant) v Walia [2014] EWCA Civ 1076, [2014] All ER (D) 55 (Aug)
  • Case management - ability of parties to change timetable imposed by order - Re W (children) [2014] EWFC 22, [2014] All ER (D) 25 (Aug)

The October issue includes:

  • Private children - whether judge erring as to removal of children from
    mother’s care - Re K (children) [2014] EWCA Civ 1195, [2014] All ER (D) 27 (Sep)
  • Child abduction - child’s objections to return - Re S (a child) (child’s objections) [2014] EWHC 2938 (Fam), [2014] All ER (D) 63 (Sep)
  • Adoption - whether applicant should be allowed access to adoption records - Re X (adopted child: access to court file) [2014] EWFC 33, [2014]
    All ER (D) 62 (Sep)
  • Financial provision - whether trust being variable nuptial settlement
    AB v CB and anor [2014] EWHC 2998 (Fam), [2014] All ER (D)
    152 (Sep)
  • Divorce - whether fraud established - Rapisarda v Colladon Re 180 Irregular Divorces [2014] EWFC 35, [2014] All ER (D) 03 (Oct)

Bulletins for previous months may be viewed here.

Geraldine Morris is a solicitor and Head of LexisPSL Family.

Twitter: @GeraldineMorris

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